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Former CT teacher accused of taking inappropriate pics, videos of teens

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David Marchetti is accused of inappropriate photographs and videos of female students. (Norwalk Police Department) David Marchetti is accused of inappropriate photographs and videos of female students. (Norwalk Police Department)
NORWALK, CT (WFSB) -

A former world languages teacher is accused of inappropriate photographs and videos of female students.

According to court documents, David Marchetti, 30, was charged with voyeurism and risk of injury to a minor on Thursday.

He is accused of taking up-skirt videos of four female students, including a then 14-year-old girl.

The allegations surfaced in May.

Marchetti, of Cos Cob, was a former teacher at Brien McMahon High School, court documents stated.  Officials confirmed that Marchetti was placed on administrative leave in early May and then resigned in June.  

Police said it was students who stopped it and brought it to the attention of school administrators and that is when investigators said they found a number of videos on the teacher's phone.

According to the arrest warrant, students noticed Marchetti wheeling his desk chair over to the girls with his cell phone on his leg.

"We give a lot of credit to the students for coming forward and standing up for each other, taking care of each other and going to the administration," said Norwalk Police Sgt. Sofia Gulino.

In one video, police said the victim looked toward the person taking the video and asked what they were doing. The clip ends at that point.

"Technology can lead people into problems that they want to avoid. Need to be real careful how they use them. Its sad," said Melissa Higgins of Norwalk.

In a statement, Marchetti's attorney said "until recently, David's career has been exemplary. With voyeurism cases, distinguishing inappropriate behavior from criminal conduct can be challenging."

Marchetti is expected to appear in court later this week.

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