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Friday, March 21, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court upskirting decision "allows child exploitation case against Lafayette pastor to proceed"

Updating this ILB post from March 19th, David Smith of the Lafayette Journal Courier reports in a long story:

The pending criminal case against a former Lafayette pastor accused of hiding video cameras in a women’s restroom may proceed now that the Indiana Supreme Court has issued a ruling in a separate case.

Robert Lyzenga, former pastor of Sunrise Christian Reformed Church in Lafayette, is charged in Tippecanoe Superior Court 1 with five counts of child exploitation, a Class C felony, and five counts of voyeurism by means of a camera, a Class D felony. He was arrested May 10, 2012, suspended from church duties and later fired. * * *

Lyzenga is due for trial June 3. The trial date has been continued several times while both sides awaited a Supreme Court ruling in State v. David Delagrange, a Fort Wayne man accused of sexually exploiting girls by taking upskirt videos at Castleton Square Mall in Indianapolis.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on March 21, 2014 09:54 AM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions