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Man inappropriately filmed child at school concert, charges say

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HERRIMAN — A criminal charge was filed Thursday against a West Valley man who police say was taking inappropriate pictures of a student during an elementary school Christmas concert in December.

Byron K. Neibuar, 58, is charged in 3rd District Court with voyeurism, a third-degree felony.

On Dec. 16, Niebuar was observed “taking inappropriate photos of a female child who was wearing a skirt” at Butterfield Canyon Elementary in Herriman, according to charging documents.

He was observed “holding his phone close to his chest and taking photos of the girl when she sat down,” the charges state.

A parent used her phone to record what Neibuar was doing and then showed that video to the principal. The video shows “Neibuar taking photos of several female children that were not his granddaughter,” the charging documents say.

An email with video clips attached was sent that night to the school resource officer. The email said the principal “was advised by several people after the event stating that it appeared that a male was not recording in a normal manner,” according to a search warrant affidavit.

The officer who looked at the video wrote in the warrant that “the man was obviously recording/photographing zoomed in images of the girl’s legs.”

Police identified Niebuar in the video and obtained a search warrant for his phone which showed “approximately 49 missing photos from the sequence he took during the school performance,” the charges state.