Palm Harbor, FL – Florida High School Teacher Recorded Student Undressing

November 20, 2018

Palm Harbor, FL (November 20, 2018) – In Palm Harbor, a Florida high school teacher recorded a student undressing in a classroom closet and is now facing voyeurism charges.

The man has been identified as 38-year-old Thomas John Kovack, a teacher at the Kivay High School. The girl spoke with deputies and said that she was in the middle of changing her shirt for a yearbook photo. She went to the classroom closet to change when she noticed an iPhone with a red case videotaping her. She watched the video, deleted it, and left the phone in the closet.

Kovack admitted to police that he set up the iPhone to record the girl when he knew that she would be undressing in the closet. He regretted doing it and turned himself in.

Palm Harbor Voyeurism Laws 

Palm Harbor, FL – Florida High School Teacher Recorded Student UndressingWhen somebody is arrested for video voyeurism in Florida, they are being accused of a crime where they videotaped a person dressing or undressing, or secretly viewed a person through their clothing. The penalties could be anywhere from a whole year of jail or more, and a $1,000 fine or more depending on the circumstances of the case. Penalties seem to be enhanced when the person who is the victim is considered to be a minor. In these cases, you could be facing the most severe charges.

At Musca Law, we have made it a priority to make sure that the client comes first. This means that we want to ensure that you are well-informed of the laws throughout the entire criminal law process. Our attorneys, with over 150 years of combined experience, can help provide a winning defense to you through negotiation and other measures. We understand just how scary it can be to face these charges and want to do whatever it takes to ensure that you receive the best legal help in your time of need. Contact us today at (800) 687-2252 for more information.

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