Who is Raphael Schklowsky? Virginia teacher, 38, filmed students undressing and had 8K child pornography pics

The investigation revealed that Raphael Schklowsky had a collection of 8,000 lewd videos and photos of children on 32 electronic devices


                            Who is Raphael Schklowsky? Virginia teacher, 38, filmed students undressing and had 8K child pornography pics
Herndon High School drama teacher Raphael Schklowsky pled guilty to secretly filming students (Fairfax County Police Department)

FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA: A former Virginia high school teacher, Raphael Schklowsky, 38, pleaded guilty to possessing some 8,000 images of child pornography and secretly taking obscene pictures of students.

According to the Washington Post, the former Herndon High School teacher admitted guilt to multiple charges in a deal with Fairfax County prosecutors on May 24. He is now looking at 37 years of imprisonment when he is sentenced on September 3.

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Who is Raphael Schklowsky?

Raphael Schklowsky taught drama and directed school plays at Herndon. The married father allegedly planted a camera in the dressing room to record students while they were changing. He was also accused of taking invasive photos of female students with his iPhone in the school between May 2017 and June 2018, prosecutors said.

The investigation revealed that the former HS teacher had a collection of 8,000 lewd videos and photos on 32 electronic devices. According to the report, Schklowsky pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of child pornography, five counts of unlawful filming of a minor and two counts of unlawful filming of an adult.

Raphael Schklowsky (Linked In)

Schklowsky was also charged with secretly recording videos of his daughter's live-in au pair in 2019. The worker called the police in April 2019 after finding a camera in an air conditioning vent in her bedroom. The worker then reported Schklowsky to authorities, which led to the discovery of Schklowsky’s activities at the school, reported The Washington Post. He was charged with four misdemeanor counts of unlawful filming and was released on bond for that incident.

Police identified 10 victims but many more could not be recognized. Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Steve Descano said, “Crimes committed against young people by a person in a position of trust are particularly disturbing and will always be a priority for my office.” 

Schklowsky's lawyer Edward Ungvarsky mentioned that he takes responsibility for his crimes. “Raphael Schklowsky is deeply remorseful, ashamed and contrite for his offending behavior. Since his arrest, Mr Schklowsky has undergone intensive inpatient and community-based treatment and therapy that will ensure such actions never occur again.” One of Schklowsky’s victims told The Washington Post, "I think he should be in prison for a long time."

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