12/19/2012

Ohio coach's sentence includes money for Newtown

He was sentenced to 15 years in prison, and will give $5K to Newtown community

Associated Press

CANTON, Ohio — A former Ohio high school basketball coach who pleaded guilty to videotaping boys in a locker room shower for years has been sentenced to 15 years in prison — and must give $5,000 to the Connecticut community where a gunman killed 26 people.

Scott Studer pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to an eight-count indictment.

In addition to prison, Judge Frank Forchione in Canton ordered that Studer's fine be directed to Newtown, Conn., scene of last week's school shooting rampage. The judge didn't specify the fund that should get the 46-year-old's fine.

At least 74 boys have been identified on the secretly recorded videotapes made over the span of eight years at Jackson High School near Canton. The judge ordered the tapes destroyed.

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