Police investigate case of alleged video voyeurism

GLOCESTER, RI (WPRI) – Glocester police are investigating an alleged case of video voyeurism reportedly involving Ponaganset High School students, Target 12 has learned.

Target 12 was told by multiple sources that video of at least one high school girl was secretly recorded off campus. Police logs indicate the investigation started May 8 after the father of a student called Glocester police.

That initial complaint led an officer to a Lisa Lane home, where we found out at least one high school student lives. Logs show that two days later, which was last Monday, officers returned to the Lisa Lane home to execute a search warrant there.

Logs also indicate that about an hour before the Lisa Lane home was searched, police executed a search warrant at Ponaganset High School. The school was also searched the next day.

Foster-Glocester Superintendent Michael Barnes said the district takes “the rights and safety” of students seriously, but he emphasized there are no claims that any incidents happened on campus.

“There have been no allegations of video voyeurism on school grounds or at school events,” Barnes wrote in an email. “Allegations of incidents that take place in the community are matters for the local authorities to investigate and to take action on as appropriate.”

Logs indicate police also executed a search warrant last Tuesday at a home on Snake Hill Road in connection with the same case.

Glocester Police Captain Joseph Mattera, who was there for three of the search warrants, said he would not comment on the details surrounding the accusations. Mattera said the investigation could be completed by the end of this week.

Rhode Island State Police confirmed they assisted with the search warrants, which have not been returned to Kent County District Court and are at this point unavailable to Target 12.

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