St. Ann, MO - Ritenour High School student Dalton Heinle, 18, was arrested for using his cell phone to videotape his fellow students in various states of undress.
Police say Heinle was taken into custody Tuesday and was charged with criminal invasion of privacy. Police said school administrators contacted them after a student caught Heinle recording he and other students dressing and undressing.
“…some individuals on the phone that were identified by Ritenour staff as being students there but there’s a bunch of other people that we don’t know. Nobody knows,” said Breckenridge Hills Police Captain Scott Robinson. Police say the videos were shot in what appears to be bathrooms and locker rooms. Heinle is a member of the school’s swim team.
According to police, they are aware of seven victims who have been identified as Ritenour High School students. All were male and none knew they were being videotaped, police said. Parents reportedly received a letter and email from the school alerting them that an incident did take place at the school.
Ritenour officials say they are in the process of taking disciplinary against Heinle, who has been removed from school. Breckenridge Hills police have turned over Heinle’s cell phone to a crime lab to find out exactly how many videos are on it. Until that analysis is complete and all of the victims have been identified, it is possible that more charges will be filed.Tags: cell phone, Crime, Dalton Heinle, Missouri, Ritenour High School, St. Ann, student, teen, Video, voyeur, voyeurism