A former western Iowa high school music instructor was arrested in Nebraska for allegedly videotaping female students while they were undressing. Thirty-year old Adam Martin was arrested at his home Wednesday, following an investigation by the Nebraska State Patrol. Officials with the Central City, Nebraska School District notified the Patrol Wednesday, about an incident reported on Monday.

Several female students rehearsing for a musical competition were changing clothes in the school’s choir room, when one of the girls noticed a video camera on a cabinet. The students turned the camera over to Martin, told handed the camera over to school administrators the following day.

While Martin initially claimed there was nothing recorded on the device, but school officials said otherwise, and he was placed on administrative leave while the Patrol conducted an investigation. Martin was subsequently arrested on a charge of unlawful intrusion. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of up to six months in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.

He posted bond Thursday night and was released from custody. Prior to being employed with the Central City Schools, Martin was a music instructor for the Griswold Iowa School District. He’d been let go last year, during a round of budget cuts.

By Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic