Former high school teacher sentenced in sex crimes involving min -

Former high school teacher sentenced in sex crimes involving minors

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By Shawn Campbell By Shawn Campbell

FAIRFIELD, Ill. ( According to a release from the Department of Justice, a former high school cross country coach and math teacher has been sentenced after an investigation into child sex crimes. 

Timothy C. Going, 44, of Fairfield, Ill. and former teacher at Fairfield Community High School was charged with attempted sexual exploitation's of minors and possession of visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct after a May 2014 investigation. 

Going, who was also an assistant coach for the high school's track team, was ordered to pay $200 on each of his four counts, as well as a $400 special assessment. 

Going has been without bond since being arraigned on July 21, 2014.

"So many of the aspects of this case are simply disgusting, but the most reprehensible is the complete and utter disregard for the trust that the schools and the parents had place in Goings," said United States Attorney Stephen R. Wigginton in the release. "Hopefully this long sentence will send a powerful message to those who might want to take advantage of a position of trust. Do something like this and forget about a future on the streets as a free citizen."

The investigation into Going's criminal activities began after a video camera was discovered above a bathroom stall inn the girls' locker room at Fairfield Community High School. 

An ISP Forensic Technician discovered several video clips on an SD card plugged into the camera, including deleted videos showing that the camera had been hidden in multiple areas of the girls' locker room. 

Video contained on the card also showed a white male wearing shorts and white ankle socks setting the camera up at its found position around 10:28 p.m. on May 2, 2014. 

Review of the school's surveillance system revealed that Going's entered the gymnasium area around the same time wearing similar clothing and later leaving the area wearing white ankle socks and carrying his shoes. 

Going has been sent 240 months in federal prison, to be followed by 15 years of supervised release. 

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