School janitor taped girls changing in locker room and will now head to prison.

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Mar. 30 2021, Updated 5:18 p.m. ET

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A high school janitor in Jacksonville, Florida, was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for filming girls in a school lockerroom.

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In August 2019, two 14-year-old Clay High School students reported seeing a camera lens concealed in a locked gym locker in the girls’ locker room, according to federal prosecutors. 

When school administrators opened the locker, they found a cell phone taped to the inside wall of the locker with the lens pointed out of a hole.

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The phone contained a 30-minute video which had been filmed from a window looking into the locker room. Female students were recorded changing their clothes, federal prosecutors say. 

At the end of the video, the phone panned down to show the identification badge of Clay High School custodian Jason Brian Goff, 45.

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Goff was arrested on Sept. 13, 2019. He later admitted that he had tried to film girls in the locker room at least three times from different vantage points, according to federal prosecutors. 

Forensic analyses of Goff’s other devices found additional images from the girls’ locker room, as well as a collection of child exploitation materials.

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The materials included a video and images of adults sexually abusing children of various ages, including images of infants, prosecutors noted. 

“It is beyond reprehensible that this predator used his position of trust as a school employee to sexually exploit children,” said HSI Jacksonville Assistant Special Agent in Charge K. Jim Phillips. “Thanks to HSI special agents and the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, he will be held accountable for his crimes.”

In addition to his 20-year prison sentence, Goff will serve 10 years of supervised release and will register as a sex offender.


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