Former teacher charged with videotaping girls

BRIDGEPORT - (AP) - A former Bridgeport elementary schoolteacher who is already facing sexual assault and child pornographycharges has been arrested again on allegations he secretlyvideotaped girls changing into Halloween costumes.

Milford police arrested 39-year-old Thomas Bavedas on Monday. Hehad been free after posting bail in the other cases, but a statejudge has ordered him held on $500,000 bond.

Bavedas resigned from his job as a third-grade teacher atWaltersville School in May after being charged with sexuallyassaulting a 12-year-old girl. Police later charged him withpossessing thousands of child pornography images at his Milfordhome.

Bavedas is accused in the new arrest of videotaping girlschanging into Halloween costumes in a closet in his classrom lastyear.

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