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Hockey camp athletic trainer allegedly filmed girl in shower

A hockey camp athletic trainer allegedly filmed a 14-year-old girl showering in the Breezy Point Ice Arena in Breezy Point, according to criminal charges filed in court against the man.

James William Diffley
James William Diffley

A hockey camp athletic trainer allegedly filmed a 14-year-old girl showering in the Breezy Point Ice Arena in Breezy Point, according to criminal charges filed in court against the man.

James William Diffley, 32, Maple Grove, was charged June 24 in Crow Wing County District Court with felony of interfering with a minor's privacy. Diffley will appear at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday for his initial appearance hearing.

According to the criminal complaint filed against Diffley, Breezy Point officers were dispatched at 9:45 p.m. June 22, to the ice arena for a report of a male possibly filming a minor female who was showering in a locker room. An officer spoke with a 14-year-old victim and a 15-year-old witness. Both girls were participating in an all-female hockey camp taking place in the ice arena.

The officer learned the victim was showering and the witness had left the arena, but returned to the locker room to retrieve shampoo, which she had forgotten. The 15-year-old approached the locker room and saw a male standing in the locker room with a phone in his hand reaching around a privacy wall. He appeared to be filming the girl showering.

The 15-year-old confronted the male, at which time he put the phone in his pocket and walked out, the complaint said. The man was captured on video at the arena and identified as Diffley, the hockey camp athletic trainer.

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Diffley was located at a cabin in Breezy Point Resort and he admitted to using his phone to observe the 14-year-old female showering without clothing, the complaint said.

Diffley could face two years in prison and a $5,000 fine if found guilty.

JENNIFER STOCKINGER may be reached at jennifer.stockinger@brainerddispatch.com or 218-855-5851. Follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jennewsgirl

***Correction: This story was corrected to say the incident occurred June 22, not June 2.

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