An Ohio high school basketball coach is facing charges for bringing video recording devices into the boy's locker room.
Forty-six year-old Scott Studer appeared in court today in Massillon, Ohio. He is facing six felony charges of the illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material.
According to police, Studer, who coached basketball for 27 years, put cameras in the boy's locker room shower area on multiple occasions dating back to 2005. Jackson township police assisted the U.S. Postal Inspectors in serving a search warrant at Studer's home Wednesday morning, in a separate investigation of child pornography.
Inside the home, they discovered media, containing footage from inside the basketball locker room shower area. Upon questioning Studer, police learned Studer had assembled and disassembled hidden cameras in the locker room as he went in and out of the facility over the years.
Parents of the Jackson High School students found out about the investigation through their children and are angry that the district did not notify parents first. Mother Vicki Smith commented, "They have no idea what he is going through, and as parents, it's tough."
Studer resigned Wednesday and remains in the Stark County Jail. His bond has been set at two million dollars. Studer's attorney says his client maintains his innocence. Police say more charges could be added, including federal charges.
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