Janitor Sentenced To 60 Years For Placing Camera In High School Girls Bathroom
A federal court sentenced a former janitor at Oviedo High School to 60 years in prison for secretly recording kids in the girls' restroom.
According to the Department of Justice, United States District Judge Wendy Berger sentenced Derremy Jerrell Walker, 31, of Sanford, on Wednesday morning. A panel of jurors convicted Walker on two charges of using or attempting to use children to produce sexually explicit videos back in June.
In November 2019, he was working as a janitor at the high school when two female students discovered an active recording smartphone concealed under the sink of a toilet stall.
According to the DOJ, officials traced the cellphone and discovered Walker had put it in the same area two previous days before the November incident.
Walker positioned the phone's camera on all three occasions to take pictures of the genitalia of anybody using the stall.
Eight of the twelve students unknowingly filmed were girls identified by school officials and law enforcement agencies.
Walker also installed a camera in the faculty restroom earlier that month, according to the DOJ.
"Mr. Walker did more than producing a horror; he stole the innocence and trust of these young victims. We are pleased with the sentence handed down in this case and will continue efforts to protect the children in our communities from sexual exploitation and abuse," said FBI Tampa Division Special Agent in Charge Michael McPherson.
Along with the 60-year jail sentence, the court imposed a lifetime period of supervised release on Walker.
Additionally, he will be required to register as a sexual offender.