Former police officer convicted of spying on underage girls found dead

On June 10, Kerry Freeberg told a judge he was suffering from severe depression; now, he’s dead
On June 10, Kerry Freeberg told a judge he was suffering from severe depression. Now, he’s dead.
Published: Jun. 15, 2021 at 10:37 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 15, 2021 at 10:43 PM EDT
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FLOYD COUNTY, Ind. (WAVE) - Just days after admitting to secretly videotaping underage girls undressing, 58-year-old Kerry Freeberg was found dead.

The Floyd County Coroner’s Office identified Freeberg as the body found near the Indiana side of the Kentucky & Indiana Terminal Bridge on Monday.

The New Albany Police Department said in a press release Tuesday that Freeberg was threatening to harm himself Monday morning.

Police responded, and when officers arrived, they found Freeberg’s body. NAPD said it appears that Freeberg shot himself. They’re currently investigating.

On June 10, Freeberg, who at one time worked for the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, pleaded guilty to several charges, including voyeurism and child exploitation.

According to court documents, it was more than two years ago when Freeberg used a video camera to spy on teenage girls undressing.

In court on June 10, Freeberg was asked if he was being treated for any illnesses. He said he was suffering from severe depression.

After his court appearance, Freeberg’s attorney said it was important for Freeberg that the victims not go through trial.

In a statement to WAVE 3 News, one victim’s family said:

We are shocked to learn that Mr. Freeberg took his own life this past Monday. His suicide only worsens a terrible situation. While the acts Mr. Freeberg committed were despicable, we certainly did not wish this. Regardless of what Mr. Freeberg admitted, he had family and friends that loved him. We wish that none of this had ever happened. It is a tragedy for all involved.

We want to thank the people that helped us. Thanks to the police who investigated this case. We appreciate all the work that they did.

Thanks to Chris Lane and the Floyd County Prosecutor’s Office, especially Mr. Jacobi and the Victim’s Advocates. Their attention and assistance have helped a lot during this case.

Victim's family

Freeberg was due back in court July 1 for sentencing.

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