Ohio coach's sentence includes money for Newtown

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Associated Press

Posted on December 19, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 19 at 1:34 PM

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — 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 (for-SHOH'-nee) 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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