Ex-teacher to be sentenced for recording kids in bathroom

This undated photo provided by the Ashland County Sheriff Office shows Elliot Gornall. Dozens of videos of students were found on the computer of Gornall, a former teacher at the elementary school in Loudonville who resigned last year after being charged in another case, Ashland County Prosecutor Chris Tunnell said. The teacher secretly recorded his kindergarten students using a tiny spy camera hung inside his classroom's bathroom, prosecutors said Saturday, March 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Ashland County Sheriff Office)
This undated photo provided by the Ashland County Sheriff Office shows Elliot Gornall. Dozens of videos of students were found on the computer of Gornall, a former teacher at the elementary school in Loudonville who resigned last year after being charged in another case, Ashland County Prosecutor Chris Tunnell said. The teacher secretly recorded his kindergarten students using a tiny spy camera hung inside his classroom's bathroom, prosecutors said Saturday, March 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Ashland County Sheriff Office)


ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) – A former Ohio teacher accused of secretly recording kindergarten students using the bathroom is scheduled to be sentenced after pleading no contest.

Elliot Gornall was convicted in Ashland County after pleading to 181 counts, most for illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material. The 33-year-old man could face lengthy prison time when he is sentenced Monday.

Authorities allege he recorded some 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, but a judge refused to suppress that evidence.

The prosecutor has said Gornall pleaded no contest to allow for an appeal over the evidence issue, and that it wasn’t a plea deal.

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