A Columbia male was billed Friday with secretly recording a number of people inside the bathroom of his home earlier this year.
The Columbia Law enforcement Division issued a push launch stating that Monroe County State’s Legal professional Lucas Liefer issued an arrest warrant for Andrew W. Thompson, 29, of Columbia. The warrant was for unauthorized movie recording, which is a Course 4 felony.
Thompson’s bond was established at $50,000. He was taken into custody and transported to the Monroe County Jail.
Police claimed this demand resulted from an investigation initiated past Wednesday, immediately after a worried citizen contacted Columbia law enforcement.
“Due to Thompson’s placement as a trainer with Columbia Device University District #4, (police) straight away notified District #4 and the Illinois Office of Little ones and Family Companies.”
In addition to being a trainer, Thompson is a coach in the school district and also serves as a youth minister for a local church.
Court info alleges that on Might 17, Thompson “knowingly and unlawfully without consent of (four victims who are only recognized by initials) knowingly produced a recording of them when they had been in the rest room of his residence.”
Columbia police said the investigation carries on.
“At this time, it is not thought any video recording was done on school home, nor have been any juveniles included,” law enforcement explained.
Columbia Faculty Superintendent Chris Grode declined remark on behalf of the faculty district regarding Thompson, only expressing that “the school district does not remark on staff challenges or ongoing investigation.”