Former Salem girls volleyball coach faces new videotaping charges

Dewayne-Barger

Dewayne Barger (Salem Police photo)

A former Salem girls’ volleyball coach faces additional charges of covertly videotaping players changing clothes — this time at a church. Dewayne Barger was already charged with secretly videotaping girls in his apartment bathroom. Now a grand jury charges him with videotaping girls with his travel volleyball club changing clothes last October without their consent at a Salem church. Police do not name the church, but they say Barger had permission to use it for team functions. Barger turned himself in this morning and was then released under his existing $50,000  bond.

(Continue reading for the full Salem Police news release.)

 

Salem Police news release

On May 23, Dewayne Barger surrendered himself at the Salem Police Department and was arrested and charged with 17 counts of Unlawfully Videotaping Person(s) under the age of 18 without Consent. These charges are the result of the ongoing investigation into Barger, who was initially charged in March of this year with Producing Child Pornography and Child Pornography Possession.
On May 17, a Salem Grand Jury was presented with the facts of the investigation that allege on October 14, 2012, Barger placed a covert camera in a room where juvenile females associated with his travel volleyball club were changing clothes. The investigation revealed that the recording occurred at a Salem church that Barger had been given permission to use for team functions.
Barger was taken into custody this morning without incident and released on an existing $50,000 bond.

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