High School Reading Specialist Charged with Upskirting

A Loudoun County Public School employee was arrested Friday on three charges of unlawful filming of students at Woodgrove High School in Purcellville.

A school resource officer assigned to the high school was notified by school personnel of the report that a male employee was seen photographing under the skirts of female students with his cell phone. The incident occurred inside a hallway of the school Friday morning.

The suspect, identified as Samuel Hermens, 30, of West Virginia, was charged with three felony counts of unlawful filming. Hermens is an itinerant specialized instructional facilitator for reading in the Loudoun school system.

Hermens was held without bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.

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