Bloomington High School North, where a janitor is accused of child exploitation.
Bloomington High North Janitor Charged After Hidden Camera Found in Locker Room
On Monday, November 7, police in Bloomington, Indiana charged 36-year-old William Mars with child exploitation with intent to satisfy/arouse sex desires, obstruction of justice, and voyeurism after a hidden smartphone camera was found in the girl’s locker room at Bloomington High School North. Mars was working as a janitor at the high school at the time of the alleged incident.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, five members of the girl’s swim team, each around 13 years old, were in the locker room on November 1, 2018. One of the girls discovered a hidden iPhone, which was recording video through a hole in a trash bag of towels in the corner of the locker room.
When the phone was moved, Mars was notified through Bluetooth connectivity and went to the locker room to search for the phone. According to police, Mars initially lied and changed his story, but eventually admitted that he had set up the phone’s video recording function and hidden the device in the trash bag.
Mars is scheduled to appear in court at 1:30 p.m. on November 9.