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The conditions of his release include a 6 p.m. curfew and no contact with juveniles.
Dewayne Thomas Barger
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Dewayne Barger of Salem, the girls volleyball coach accused of secretly videotaping players showering and changing clothes, was released from jail on bond last week.
Barger, 37, posted a $50,000 bond, apparently secured by property in Salem owned by his parents, and was released from the Roanoke County-Salem Jail on April 8. The conditions of his release include a 6 p.m. curfew and no contact with juveniles, Salem Commonwealth’s Attorney Tom Bowers said.
Bowers said he opposed allowing Barger bond during a hearing the same day, but Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judge Philip Trompeter allowed it. Barger’s father testified that he would offer up the family’s property to secure the bond, Bowers said.
Barger had been held without bond since his arrest March 22 on four counts of possession of child pornography. Police said the charges resulted from the discovery by an adult female acquaintance of a hidden “pen camera” in the shower of Barger’s apartment at the Riverwalk complex off Virginia 419. The woman took the camera and turned it over to police, who found images of multiple girls showering and changing clothes. The charges were related to fully nude images of one girl who could be identified on the video. Other girls could be seen in their bras and underwear while trying on volleyball uniforms.
Days later, police added four charges of production of child pornography.
Barger, who is divorced, was a coach with the NRV Juniors travel volleyball club, and in the past had been the junior varsity coach and assistant varsity volleyball coach at Salem High School.
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