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Former youth minister accused of recording woman changing clothes at Target dressing room in Florida

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Posted at 12:20 PM, Jul 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-31 14:20:16-04

Police say a former youth minister secretly recorded a woman while she changed in a dressing room at a Tampa-area Target.

On July 26, Charles Schenck, 33, allegedly used his cell phone to record the woman without her knowledge.

The woman told police that she saw someone point a cell phone at her under the dressing room door while she was changing. She screamed, and the person holding the phone pulled it away.

Surveillance video from the store and information from employees allowed Tampa Police to identify Schenck as a possible suspect.

The next day he admitted he was in the store and used his phone to record the woman undressing.

He told detectives he felt guilty and deleted the video after he left the store.

Schenck works at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and is a former youth minister.

Police charged Schenck with video voyeurism under or through clothing.

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes released the following statement on the arrest:

We are deeply saddened by the charges being brought against a Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Area Representative in Tampa. All affected by this situation remain in our heartfelt prayers. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes continues to maintain high standards of morality and personal conduct for all FCA employees and volunteers. Due to the investigation and proceedings taking place, we are not able to make further comments.

This story was originally published by WFTS in Tampa, Florida.