Mo. Teacher Accused of Videotaping Boys Undressing for Showers

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O’FALLON, Mo. — A 38-year-old middle school math teacher was charged with possession of child pornography that police say he made on his own by secretly recording boys showering at a summer camp.

Police seized Matt Hansen’s home computer and say they found shower videos that they believe were taken during camps from 2008 through 2012. The videos show at least 80 fifth-grade boys removing their clothes for an evening shower during a school-sponsored camp.

On Monday, the Fort Zumwalt School District sent a letter to parents about Hansen’s arrest and identifying the three O’Fallon, Missouri-area elementary schools the boys attended.

Investigators with the Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force are now in the process of identifying victims and notifying their parents. The school district runs 13 educational outdoor camps.

“There was no indication that people complained, that they didn’t like him. He was too close to kids. None of that would give you pause for concern,” said Dr. Bernard DuBray, Fort Zumwalt School District Superintendent.

Police say Hansen started working at the camp in 2005.

“Everybody was blown away by this,” said DuBray. “This was a respected teacher who was liked by kids, parents and students.”

Hansen is in jail and police expect more charges will be filed against him.

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