Former New Albany Middle School Principal Arrested For Voyeurism

Former New Albany Middle School Principal Arrested For Voyeurism

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This afternoon, troopers from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg arrested Paul Edward Raake, 65, of West Bradford Road North East in Palmyra.

He was the former assistant principal of Scribner Middle School in New Albany and had been accused of hiding a camera in the boys locker room. 

He was arrested on an arrest warrant for Voyeurism, a Level 6 Felony.

The arrest came after an investigation by an Indiana State Police Detective that specializes in Cyber Crimes that began back in December of last year. The investigation was initiated at the request of the New Albany City Police Department.

During the investigation, which was completed and given to the Floyd County Prosecutor’s Office in mid-August, detectives learned that Paul Edward Raake, a former employee of the Nathaniel Scribner Middle School, allegedly had placed a hidden camera in the junior high school boy’s locker room located at Scribner Middle School in New Albany.

Indiana State Police Detectives with cooperation from the New Albany/Floyd County School System were given three computers in which Paul Edward Raake had access to while employed at the Nathaniel Scribner Middle School.

During the examination of the computers, photographs were located on one of the computers which were of concern. One of the photographs appeared to depict a male school student who was in a state of either dressing or undressing inside of a locker room. 

It is unknown how long the camera was hidden inside of the locker room before it was located and reported by a student of the school in November of 2016.

Paul Edward Raake was arrested and incarcerated at the Floyd County Jail awaiting his first court appearance.