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High schools ban Reno video stalker

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Rodney Skan

A Reno man, who admitted videotaping student athletes while they were at public sporting events, has been banned from high school campuses across Northern Nevada

Rodney Milton Skan, 59, faces a June 12 sentencing date after he admitted to a misdemeanor stalking charge in East Fork Justice Court on Monday

Skan's home was searched and more than 100 videos of female student athletes were found, District Attorney Mark Jackson said Tuesday.

Jackson said he has been issued no trespassing notices for high schools. Skan had videos of student athletes focusing on specific body parts going back three years, Jackson said.

He was arrested at a Saturday track meet held at Douglas High School after someone noticed he was taping an athlete when she wasn't competing. A school administrator and deputy watched Skan and then followed him into the parking lot where he was detained.

A previous incident involving a different man occurred in Carson City on April 26. The man was arrested for arresting one of the runners.

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"This is the second incident of this nature reported to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office in the past two weeks, although the previous incident occurred in Carson City, the students are from Douglas High," Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Pat Brooks said. "The investigation is ongoing."

As a result of the investigation to date, numerous other high school female athletes have been identified as victims.

Jackson said the stalking incidents involved several athletes.

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