Michigan State Police said Tuesday that a 33-year-old Beulah man was arrested for taking nude photos and videos of a young woman.
The man, David Parr, had been working as a probationary bus driver at Benzie Central Schools but was fired when they learned of the arrest.
On June 2, a trooper from the Michigan State Police Cadillac Post was sent to a residence in Benzonia for a report of nude photos and videos of a young woman. The materials were found on the phone belonging to David R. Parr from Beulah, state police said.
The person who contacted state police said she found the photos on Parr’s phone in an application called Photo Vault. She told troopers she was looking at photos and videos in the application when she saw nude photos and videos of a young woman she knew.
Troopers said it appeared the victim was being secretly recorded.
Parr was later stopped and arrested by deputies from the Manistee County Sheriff’s Office. He was turned over to the trooper investigating the incident.
Troopers said Parr’s cellphone, laptop and smart tablet were seized, and a search warrant was obtained for forensic analysis by the MSP Computer Crimes Unit.
A statement sent Tuesday to the community from Benzie County Central Schools Supt. Amiee Erfourth said, “David Parr is no longer employed by Benzie County Central Schools. He was a probationary employee and was terminated on June 5, 2023. This occurred as soon as we discovered he had been arrested. This situation is sure to raise questions for our school community and our students. We do not have any information or details to share on this matter.”
The school promised to update parents if warranted after the investigation.
Troopers said Tuesday morning that additional charges may be sought after forensic examination is complete.
Parr was arraigned in the 85th District Court in Manistee County for one count Capture Distribute Unclothed Images of Person and one count Using a Computer to Commit a Crime. His bond was set at $25,000.