A Jackson High School coach charged with videotaping nude boys in a locker room was ordered held on $2 million bond Thursday and told to stay away from boys.
Scott D. Studer, 47, wore an orange jail outfit at his arraignment before Massillon Municipal Judge C. Roland Centrone.
If Studer posts bond, he must stay away from victims, other boys and schools, Centrone said.
A preliminary hearing on the six felony counts, each carrying a possible eight-year prison term and $15,000 fine, is scheduled for Wednesday.
Studer’s lawyer, James Haupt, said his client maintained his innocence and that the charges are only allegations at this point. A woman answering a call to Studer’s home Thursday said there was no comment.
A Jackson schools employee for 25 years, the high school freshman basketball coach was booked on six counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material, a second-degree felony.
He was arrested Wednesday after investigators searched his home and found nude images on a DVD, a laptop computer and a flash drive.
The materials were found during a search led by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. A message seeking comment on what prompted the search was left for the agency.
Police Chief Dave Zink of Jackson Township said there was no evidence Studer had shared any videos taken by cameras he had placed in the locker room.
“The cameras were placed at different times when he had access to the locker room,” Zink said. “For the past eight years, he sporadically brought these cameras to the school.”
Studer quit his jobs Wednesday as coach and school building aide.