A retired official from the North Olmsted school system faces charges of videotaping women by taking images of them beneath their skirts.
Albert Sebring, 64, who listed a North Ridgeville address when he was arrested at an Ocala-area festival Sept. 29, was charged with five counts of video voyeurism, according to a police report.
Sebring retired in 2010 as an assistant superintendent from the North Olmsted Schools, according to Vera Brewer, communications manager for the school district.
Sebring was hired in 1984 by North Olmsted Schools as coordinator of the district’s gifted program.
He was named assistant superintendent in 1988, and served in that position until his retirement in July 2010, according to Brewer.
According to Ocala police, a man saw Sebring using a red video camera to “record up women’s skirts.” The witness was the husband of one of five women who were allegedly videotaped by Sebring during an outdoor craft festival.
When police found Sebring and questioned him, he was holding a red video camera in one hand, the report said. Sebring turned the camera over to police when they asked if they could check it for video footage to support the voyeurism allegations.
Police found footage “from under an unknown woman’s skirt,” the report said.
Police identified four more women who had been videotaped “from the same point of view between their legs and up their skirts” during the time of the Sept. 29 Craftoberfest, according to the report.
All five women told police they were videotaped without their knowledge or consent.
After his arrest, Sebring was released on $10,000 bond, according to online records from the Marion (Florida) County clerk of courts office.
Sebring is scheduled to appear in Marion County Common Pleas Court on Nov. 27 for a pretrial conference.
Ocala police Sgt. Chas Maier said Sebring told officers he had purchased a home in The Villages, which is a well-known retirement community about 25 miles south of Ocala.
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