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Former assistant principal accused of voyeurism faces judge

Paul Raake (Source: Floyd County, IN, Jail) Paul Raake (Source: Floyd County, IN, Jail)

NEW ALBANY, IN (WAVE) - The man accused of voyeurism while he was an administrator of a Floyd County middle school has entered a not guilty plea to the charge.

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Indiana State Police arrested Paul Raake, 65, on Sept. 12. Raake, who has since retired, was assistant principal at Scribner Middle School. He is accused of placing a hidden camera in a boy's locker room. The camera was found in November 2016 by a student.

"It does take time to do these investigations and to do them correctly and a case as important as this, we wanted to make sure everything was done exactly how it needed to be," Indiana State Police Sgt. Jerry Goodin said.

Raake had nothing to say about the charge against him as he left the Floyd County Courthouse. 

"There is a person that is no longer in a position where they can do or commit the crime that they committed before," Goodin said

ISP started investigating after a Scribner student reported to the school he discovered a camera in the boys' locker room. 

While the mother of that student did not wish to be to interviewed, her attorney, Will Corrigan,  believes this investigation could be even bigger. 

"We've talked to many people who say they have brought concerns say they have brought concerns of Mr. Raake's behavior to the school district at least years ago," Corrigan said. 

Former assistant principal accused of spying on boys in locker room

Court documents state ISP examined two school owned computers and an iPad Raake used. That's where investigators discovered five pictures containing students inside the locker room. One picture showed a male student partially nude either dressing or undressing. The documents also state the only adult male visible in the pictures was identified as Raake.

A search warrant executed by ISP in late December found a hard drive with the same thumbnail photos found on Raake's laptop computer.

The New Albany Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation issued the following statement about Raake:

'"The safety and security of all of our students and staff is of paramount concern. The School Corporation has fully cooperated with law enforcement officials. This matter is now in the hands of the Floyd County Prosecutor’s Office, and the School Corporation will have no further comment at this time."

"As a police officer, as a parent, it's very disturbing and it makes you very angry and we understand why the parents are very angry and our number one goal here at the Indiana State Police Department is to make sure children are safe," Goodin said.

Raake is due back in court October 11. He was ordered to have no contact with Scribner Middle School. 

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