Raleigh teacher accused of taking ‘upskirt images’ of teen student on campus

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A teacher at St. David’s School in Raleigh was fired and arrested after police say he took photographs under a teenage student’s skirt.

Todd Aberts, 37, is charged with felony secret peeping and felony possession of a photographic image from secret peeping. He was arrested on Wednesday.

Aberts’ Facebook page says he is “Fine Arts Technical Director” at St. David’s School, an Episcopal prep school in Raleigh. Arrest records also list his employer as St. David’s School. School administrators told WNCN that Aberts is no longer employed at the school.

According to an arrest warrant, Aberts “secretly…use[d] a device to create two photographic images of another…underneath her clothing for the purpose of viewing her body or undergarments and without her consent.”

Raleigh police confirmed that Aberts took “upskirt images” of an 18-year-old student while on campus. Police also said that investigators were tipped off by school officials who contacted them regarding Aberts.

According to an arrest warrant, Aberts — should he post bond — will be prevented from having any contact with the victim directly or indirectly. He is also not to have any contact with anyone under the age of 18 and he is banished from the premises of St. David’s School.

Aberts is being held in the Wake County Detention Center under a $100,000 secured bond. He is scheduled to appear in court Thursday afternoon.

St. David’s School confirmed that Aberts had been an employee at the school and provided WNCN with the following statement:

St. David’s Headmaster Jonathan Yonan made the following statement regarding the arrest of a former St. David’s staff member on May 1, 2019:

“We are aware that a support staff member was arrested off campus yesterday evening following an investigation by the Raleigh Police. Yesterday afternoon we learned a staff member may have inappropriately photographed a fully-clothed upper school student. The School immediately turned the matter over to the police for investigation. The staff member arrested is no longer employed by St. David’s.

We are grateful for the vigilance of our community members and for the responsiveness and partnership we share with the Raleigh Police. The safety and well-being of our students is our highest priority.”

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