WNY police officer accused of spying on woman in locker room

January 18, 2019 07:55 AM

LEWISTON, N.Y. (WHEC) -- A Western New York police officer is accused of spying on a woman while she was changing in a locker room.
This happened in the town of Niagara outside Buffalo. 

New York State Police say 31-year-old Alexander Ruckh, who's a police officer in Lewiston, placed a small camera inside a woman's locker room in 2017. Police won't say where it happened because that could identify the victim.

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Ruckh was arrested last month and charged with unlawful surveillance.

Niagara County District Attorney Caroline Wojtaszek says the offense was on-going.

"I can tell you it did span a number of months and it did happen on a number of occasions that the allegation is that the defendant surreptitiously video recorded a victim changing clothes in a locker room,” Wojtaszek said.

Ruckh has been with the department for four years and is suspended without pay.


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