Former teacher faces over 100 charges after hidden camera found in girl’s bedroom
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – A former professor at the University of Oklahoma’s Health Sciences Center faces more than 100 charges after he allegedly placed a hidden camera in a teenager’s bedroom.
Last year, officials from the Edmond Police Department were called to investigate after the victim’s mother found a hidden camera in her 14-year-old daughter’s bedroom.
Investigators arrested Allan Wiechmann after serving a search warrant at his home.
According to a probable cause affidavit, Wiechmann admitted to placing the camera in the victim’s bedroom.
He told authorities that when they discovered his research on the Internet, they might find it “strange or disturbing.”
âHe went on to explain that he was looking for pornography based on his fantasies. i asked him what [that] involved and he said he enjoyed watching voyeuristic scenarios of women in locker rooms or bedrooms, âthe affidavit said.
Wiechmann was initially arrested on 20 counts of indecent or obscene acts with a child under the age of 16.
The University of Oklahoma released the following statement after Wiechmann’s arrest in March:
âIn light of recent information, Mr. Wiechmann was immediately placed on administrative leave pending further investigation. OU cooperates with law enforcement and can confirm that in his role at the OR Health Sciences Center, Mr. Wiechmann has not had any contact with minors or patients in the course of his work at the university . Due to the confidential nature of this personnel matter, this is the scope of the university’s commentary at this time.
Now, online court records show Wiechmann faces more than 100 charges.
According to the Oklahoma State Courts Network, Wiechmann has been charged with 20 counts of attempted indecent or obscene acts with a child under 16, 37 counts of indecent or obscene acts with a child, and 72 counts of charge of manufacturing child pornography.
He was also charged with two counts of smuggling electronic equipment in a separate case.
His next court date is set for January 13.
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