Police arrest man accused of filming boy changing in Chelmsford HS locker room

CHELMSFORD, MASS. (WHDH) - A Waltham man is facing child pornography charges after police say he was caught filming a boy who was changing in a locker room during a high school wrestling meet in Chelmsford on Saturday.

Officers responding to a report of someone filming in the locker at Chelmsford High School around 4:15 p.m. found David Menard, 54, being detained by coaches, police said.

Witnesses said Menard had used his cellphone to film a boy who was dressing in the locker room only 15 feet away, Chelmsford Police Chief James Spinney said.

“My understanding is he was standing right there, clearly noticeable,” Spinney said.

When the boy spoke up, coaches escorted Menard out of the locker room, Spinney said. Police later confiscated several cameras and laptops from Menard’s car and Spinney said investigators were looking to examine footage from those devices.

“There’s a concern for potential regular activity by this individual,” Spinney said.

Investigators do not believe Menard had any connection to the wrestling event other than as a spectator. Waltham High School was not a participant at the wrestling meet.

He is expected to be arraigned Monday in Lowell District Court on charges of possession of child pornography and videotaping a nude person for a felony.

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