Pastor arrested after restroom cameras found

Robert Lyzenga (Source: Tippecanoe County, IN Sheriff’s Office)
Robert Lyzenga (Source: Tippecanoe County, IN Sheriff’s Office)

LAFAYETTE, IN (AP) - An Indiana church has removed its pastor following his arrest on charges that he'd planted two video cameras inside a women's restroom at the church.

Fifty-five-year-old Robert Lyzenga faces felony charges of voyeurism in connection with the cameras found at Lafayette's Sunrise Christian Reformed Church.

Tippecanoe County Sheriff Tracy Brown tells the Journal & Courier that a woman found the first camera inside what appeared to be an air freshener when it fell off a stall door. Court documents say video on one of the cameras also showed Lyzenga's office.

Church elder Mark DeYoung says he's devastated by the arrest of Lyzenga, who he said had been a trusted pastor since taking the position in 2002.

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