Bloomingdale Senior High Teacher Secretly Recorded Students Undressing

posted by John Conrad - 

Valrico, Fla.(970 WFLA)-A  teacher at Bloomingdale Senior High School is facing  video voyeurism charges for  recording a student undressing on school property.

The Hillsborough Sheriffs Office says a student  was in a  designated fitting/changing room within a fashion design classroom to try on clothing.   While changing into various outfits,  the student  noticed an electronic recording devices set up to covertly record where she was undressing.  The student immediately dressed herself and reported the incident to the school administration, which began an initial investigation and alerted the Hillsborough Sheriff's Office.

Detectives learned that the cameras had been secretly placed in the changing room by the fashion design teacher, 49 year old Mark William Ackett of Plant City,  who had placed them there intentionally and for the purposes of recording the victim in various stages of undress. 

Ackett admitted to detectives he was recording students while they were changing.  Ackett was arrested and charged with one count of video voyeurism.Hillsborough County Public School's professional standards was notified and is also investigating. 

Detectives are working to find out if there are any additional victims. anyone with information is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200.

Photo Credit: Hillsborough Sheriff's Office

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