Glendale high school teacher accused of using spy cameras to record students changing outfits

Mar 26, 2024, 1:00 PM | Updated: 5:54 pm

Mugshot of Glendale high school teacher Estevan Carreon, who was arrested Monday, March 25, 2024, f...

Glendale high school teacher Estevan Carreon was arrested Monday, March 25, 2024, for alleged voyeurism after students found spy cameras hidden in a classroom changing room. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Photo)

(Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Photo)

PHOENIX – A longtime West Valley teacher was arrested Monday for alleged voyeurism after students found spy cameras in a high school classroom changing room, authorities said.

Estevan Carreon, 53, was booked into jail on four counts of voyeurism, four counts of surreptitious photography and one count of sexual exploitation of a minor, according to court records. His bond was set at $50,000.

Carreon has been teaching for more than 20 years and was assigned to the media club at Independence High School in Glendale two years ago, according to arrest documents.

He is accused of secretly recording students while they changed clothes as part of an extra credit project over spring break on March 18. Four girls ages 15-17 were recorded in various states of undress, including one of whom was nude, according to the probable cause statement for Carreon’s arrest.

How did district respond to accusations of voyeurism by Glendale teacher?

“We are actively working with the Glendale Police Department regarding this matter. In accordance with policy, Glendale Union High School District cannot provide details regarding personnel matters; however, we can confirm that the teacher has been placed on administrative leave pending further action, has been relieved of all duties and has been arrested,” Kim Mesquita, a spokesperson for the district, told KTAR News 92.3 FM in a statement.

The district sent a letter to parents and guardians notifying them about the allegations and offering support to students.

How did students discover they were being recorded secretly?

Six students – two male and four female – participated in the media project at the campus on 75th Avenue south of Glendale Avenue, according to arrest documents.

The students used a dressing room attached to the media room to change outfits while recording their project.

One of the students spotted a spy camera device plugged into an outlet inside the changing room and notified his classmates. They removed the camera and located two other similar devices.

The students documented what they found by taking videos and photos.

Teacher allegedly feared he ‘he could go to jail for a long time’

When Carreon realized the first device was missing, he accused the students of taking items that belonged to the janitor, according to arrest documents.

When the students the told him they didn’t have it, Carreon “started to panic and told them he could go to jail for a long time if they did not return the item,” the probable cause statement says.

Carreon confronted each of the students, but one was able to get out of school while in possession of the spy camera.

The students told their parents, who found videos of the girls changing on the device’s SD card. Police found another SD card at the school and were able to recover videos showing the girls from a different angle as well as recordings of Carreon setting up the cameras and removing them from the changing room, according to the probable cause statement.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

(Facebook Photo/Phoenix Police Department)...

Police investigating 3-car crash that killed man in north Phoenix

The Phoenix Police Department is investigating a deadly three-car collision that left one man dead and sent two others to the hospital.

1 hour ago

Attorney General Kris Mayes speaking to crowd...

Payne Moses

Arizona AG Kris Mayes sues Cummins, FCA for false clean emission claims of truck engines

Attorney General Kris Mayes filed a lawsuit against Cummins, Inc. and FCA US, LLC on Thursday for allegedly scamming Arizonans on advertised clean emission vehicles.

4 hours ago

A storm that blew in on Sunday forced a ground stop at Sky Harbor Airport. (ADOT photo)...

Weather system leaves thousands of Valley residents without power, grounds flights

Parts of the Valley received a spattering of rain, dust and wind on Sunday, leaving thousands without power and flights grounded.

5 hours ago

A five-mile stretch of SR-88 will be closed for flooding repairs. (ADOT photo)...

Contractor approved for project to restore limited access to State Route 88

ADOT announced Friday an approved contract for a project that aims to restore limited access to a five-mile stretch of State Route 88 damaged by flooding.

5 hours ago

Detours on southbound I-17 are expected this week near Bumble Bee Road. (ADOT photo)...

Overnight detours to begin Monday on southbound I-17 at Bumble Bee Road

Drivers traveling south on Interstate 17 north of Black Canyon City should plan for overnight detours beginning Monday, ADOT said.

6 hours ago

Joe Biden speaking at podium next to Kamala Harris...

Kelly endorses Harris for Democratic ticket, Arizona reacts to Biden withdrawing from 2024 race

President Joe Biden announced Sunday that he will not seek reelection after his first term as commander in chief ends in January 2025. U.S. Senator Mark Kelly  (D-Arizona) endorsed Harris on X as the prevailing name on the Democratic presidential ticket.

7 hours ago

Sponsored Articles


Sanderson Ford

3 storylines to get you revved up for the 2024 Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals training camp is just a couple weeks away starting on July 25, and Sanderson Ford is revved up and ready to go.


Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Beat the heat, ensure your AC unit is summer-ready

With temperatures starting to rise across the Valley, now is a great time to be sure your AC unit is ready to withstand the sweltering summer heat.


Midwestern University

Midwestern University Clinics: transforming health care in the valley

Midwestern University, long a fixture of comprehensive health care education in the West Valley, is also a recognized leader in community health care.

Glendale high school teacher accused of using spy cameras to record students changing outfits