CHELMSFORD (CBS) — Police said they arrested a man for filming a boy get dressed in a locker room at Chelmsford High School Saturday. David Menard, 54, of Waltham, allegedly brought multiple cameras and laptops to the school.
A large wresting event with 21 schools participating was going on at the time.
Officers responded to the school around 4:15 p.m. and “were met by a group of coaches who were detaining Menard and escorting him out of the building,” police said in a statement.
Chief James Spinney elaborated, “The boy was upset. The way it’s been described is: he was in there changing, in a state of nudity when he looked up and saw this individual about 15 feet from him clearly holding his cell phone in a video mode.”
The cell phone was seized as evidence. Police are also working to see what is on the cameras and laptops that were found in Menard’s car.
“That leads one to believe that this is something of potential concern as to a regular activity by this individual. So we could be talking about multiple jurisdictions, multiple victims, so we’ve applied for search warrants for those items,” Spinney said.
Menard is not believed to have any connection to the wrestling event, other than being a spectator.
He was charged with possession of child pornography and videotaping a person nude or partially nude for a felony. He will be arraigned in Lowell District Court Monday. Police said more charges are possible.