Locker Room Photos Land Swim Coach in Prison

By Alice Maggiore

April 13, 2012 Updated Nov 3, 2013 at 3:17 PM EST

Norwich, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A former Norwich High School swim coach and teaching assistant will spend at least one year locked up for recording high school girls in a locker room.

Jonathan Aikins was arrested in June 2011.

Norwich assistant District Attorney Stephen Dunshee says Aikins had used the cell phone - with a camera - to tape the girls various times over a 6 month period.

He was charged with unlawful surveillance, after girls heard the phone ring, and found the pictures. They reported the incident to administrators.

Turns out, Dunshee says Aikins put the recording device in an old school desk, leaning against a wall, which a mirror was propped up upon.

Dunshee says Aikins admitted he was once confronted by police, and also that he had downloaded the pictures to his home computer.

In October, Aikins accepted a plea bargain, admitting to one count of second degree unlawful surveillance.

Aikins was sentenced Thursday to serve one to three years in state prison.