Former Lafayette pastor sentenced in voyeurism scandal

Robert Lyzenga (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office)
Robert Lyzenga (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – A former pastor is sentenced to seven years after pleading guilty to 10 voyeurism and child exploitation charges in May.

Robert Lyzenga admitted to planting cameras inside air fresheners in the women’s bathroom stalls at Sunrise Christian Reformed Church. He said in court it was never his intention to tape children. However, he said he reviewed the tape, saw kids and continued to record.

Lyzenga was sentenced to four years in prison and three years supervised probation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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