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Posted on: November 15, 2018

[ARCHIVED] LCPS Employee Charged with Unlawful Filming of Students at Woodgrove High School


October 26, 2018
Kraig Troxell, Media Relations and Communications Manager, 703-771-5278
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Alex Kowalski, Public Information Officer, 703-777-0625
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Loudoun County, VA – 
A Loudoun County Public School employee was arrested October 26, 2018, on three charges of unlawful filming of students at Woodgrove High School.
An LCSO School Resource Officer assigned to the high school in Purcellville was immediately notified by school personnel that a male school employee was observed possibly photographing under the skirts of female students with his cell phone. The incident occurred inside a hallway of the school Friday morning. 
The suspect, identified as Samuel Hermens, 30, of West Virginia, was charged with three felony counts of unlawful filming. Hermens is an itinerant Specialized Instructional Facilitator for Reading in the Loudoun school system. 
Hermens was being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center without bond. 


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