Employee at SC high school charged after recording students in locker rooms

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Authorities with the Charleston Police Department in South Carolina say an employee at Bishop England High School has been charged with voyeurism.

According to CPD spokesman Charles Francis, the department was contacted by staff at the school in reference to video images of male students changing clothes in a locker room that were discovered on an electronic device.

Detectives from the Special Victims Unit and Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force immediately became involved in the investigation.

With the assistance of school staff, Francis said detectives quickly identified the offender and two juvenile male victims in this incident.

Families of the victims were notified about the incident and ongoing investigation.

Jeffrey Alan Scofield, 32, of North Charleston, an employee at the school, is charged with two counts of voyeurism.

Scofield is being held at the Berkeley County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing today.

The Diocese of Charleston released a statement Thursday afternoon saying Scofield has been terminated.

“Bishop England administrators became aware of an incident involving Mr. Scofield yesterday morning, and in accordance with school and diocesan policy, they immediately contacted the police. They have and will continue to cooperate fully with law enforcement in its investigation.”

The statement goes on to say: “The safety of children and youth is a top priority at Bishop England High School, and in all schools and parishes throughout the Diocese of Charleston. All full-time employees, including Mr. Scofield, and all volunteers who have contact with children have been background screened and have attended safe environment training.”

This investigation is ongoing. If any other victims are identified, CPD said their families will be contacted.

Anyone with information about this incident are asked to call the Charleston Police Department Investigations Division at 843-720-2487 or Crimestoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111.

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