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Central student appears in court on spy cam charges

WOODSTOCK – A Crystal Lake Central High School student accused of planting a small video camera in a boys locker room made his first regular court appearance Tuesday morning.

Luke P. Gildea, 17, of Crystal Lake, was charged Thursday with two counts of unauthorized video recording. He posted $1,500 bond and left the McHenry County Jail on Friday.

A private attorney, Cynthia Lamb, filed an appearance and stepped up to the bench with Gildea. Another court date has been set for May 6.

According to the criminal complaint, Gildea “videotaped subjects entering and exiting the shower” in the locker room.

The camera was found about 7 a.m. Thursday by a student at the school for an early workout, school officials have said. It was a pinhole camera, which can be disguised as part of an ordinary object.

No other devices were found during a search of all locker rooms and bathrooms at the school and other District 155 schools.

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