Ohio Basketball Coach Ordered To Make $5,000 Donation To Newtown During Sentencing Hearing
Canton, OH – Scott Studer, a high school basketball coach who pleaded guilty to videotaping boys in the locker room shower was ordered to make a $5,000 donation to Newtown, Connecticut. Studor, 46, was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Wednesday.
The judge did not specify exactly where the convicted basketball coach must send his money, he simply noted that it would be sent to the community devastated by the school shooting at Sandy Hook.
The Ohio basketball coach pleaded guilty to an indictment which included eight counts of illegal use of a minor in a nudity-oriented performance, according to Fox News. Stark County Common Pleas Judge Frank Forchione banned Studor from ever coaching again or having contact with any of the victims.
The judge did not let the shamed coach off easy before ordering the tapes of the boys showering in the locker room be destroyed. Scott Studor was also officially banned from going to any activities at the Jackson High School in the Canton area, NewsNet 5 reports.
A total of 74 boys showering were identified on the covertly recorded videotapes made over the course of eight years. Jackson Township Police LT. Rick Mitchell stated after the hearing that he was not sure if more victims might be identified.
Scott Studor was the coach of the freshman boys basketball team. The Ohio basketball coach was arrested after police investigators found a DVD, jump drive, and a computer with nude images of the boys showering at the school.
Studor resigned from his position and school aide when he was arrested in November.