Loudoun Teen Charged with Unlawfully Filming Classmates

Loudoun Teen Charged with Unlawfully Filming Classmates

A Loudoun County teenager was charged Feb. 17 with unlawfully filming his classmates in various stages of undress at Freedom High School in South Riding.

The 16-year-old, whose name cannot be released because he is a juvenile, is facing five felony counts of unlawfully filming persons under the age of 18, including two cases of “upskirting.” The suspect used a small device to record students inside a school bathroom, locker room and at some school events, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) officials said.

Detectives with the LCSO Special Victims Unit have identified multiple victims in the case and they have all been notified. Additional charges are possible.

A student reported on Feb. 8 that they believed another student was recording them while they were in the bathroom. School personnel from Freedom  contacted LCSO to further investigate the incident.

At this point in the investigation LCSO reports no indication that the videos were distributed in any manner.

The teenager is being held at the Loudoun County Juvenile Detention Center.