COLUMBUS — Two former Lindsay Holy Family students denied allegations Monday that they secretly videotaped members of the girls basketball team undressing in locker rooms during a three-week period in January.
Platte County Juvenile Court Judge Patrick McDermott accepted the boys’ denials and, after explaining the charges and their rights, scheduled them for pretrial hearings on March 26.
The county attorney’s office filed petitions in late-February against the teens, one from St. Edward and the other from Newman Grove, in connection with the secret videotaping during a period from Jan. 3-24.
The petitions accuse the St. Edward boy of unlawful intrusion, a Class III felony. The Newman Grove boy is accused of aiding and abetting unlawful intrusion, a Class IV felony.
School and county attorney’s officials declined to release any information on the circumstances surrounding the petition allegations, but reports from relatives of victims said it occurred while players were changing clothes.