Nevada high schools ban Reno-area video stalker
May 14, 2014
A Reno man who admitted videotaping student-athletes while they were at public sporting events has been banned from high school campuses across Northern Nevada.
Rodney Milton Skan, 59, was arrested at the Big George Invitational track meet held at Douglas High School after someone noticed he was taping an athlete when she wasn't competing. A school administrator and deputy watched Skan and then followed him into the parking lot, where he was detained.
Skan's home was searched and more than 100 videos of female student athletes were found, District Attorney Mark Jackson said. He faces a June 12 sentencing date after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor stalking charge in East Fork Justice Court on Monday.
Jackson said Skan has been issued no-trespassing notices for high schools. Skan had videos of student-athletes focusing on specific body parts going back three years, Jackson said. As a result of the investigation, numerous other high school female athletes have been identified as victims.
Jackson said Skan had multiple videos of specific athletes.
A previous incident involving a different man occurred in Carson City on April 26.
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The man was arrested for stalking one of the runners.
"This is the second incident of this nature reported to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office in the past two weeks. Although the previous incident occurred in Carson City, the students are from Douglas High," Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Pat Brooks said. "The investigation is ongoing."
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