- Associated Press - Saturday, November 7, 2015

ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) - A former Ohio teacher accused of secretly recording kindergarten students using the bathroom could face a lengthy prison sentence after pleading no contest.

Elliot Gornall entered pleas last week in Ashland County and was found guilty on 181 counts, most for illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material.

Authorities say he recorded about two dozen students using a tiny camera installed in a bathroom next to his classroom in Loudonville.

Gornall denied the charges and argued images were improperly found on his computer. A judge refused to suppress that evidence. The Mansfield News Journal (https://ohne.ws/1NhlldF ) reports Gornall plans to appeal that decision.

The prosecutor says Gornall pleaded no contest to allow for that appeal and that it wasn’t a plea deal.

The 33-year-old is scheduled for sentencing Dec. 28.


Information from: News Journal, https://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com



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