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High school coach accused of taking nude locker room videos


CANTON, Ohio – A high school coach charged with videotaping nude boys in the locker room was ordered held on $2 million bond Thursday and told to stay away from boys.

Scott D. Studer, 47, wore an orange jail outfit at his arraignment before Massillon Municipal Court Judge C. Roland Centrone. If he makes bond, the judge said Studer must stay away from his victims, other boys and schools.

A preliminary hearing on the six felony counts, each carrying a possible eight-year prison term and $15,000 fine, was scheduled for Wednesday.

Studer was represented in court by James Haupt, who said his client maintained his innocence. He said the charges are only allegations at this point.

A woman answering a call to Studer’s home Thursday said there was no comment.

Police Chief Dave Zink of Jackson Township near Canton said there was no evidence that Studer had shared any videos.

The freshman basketball coach at Jackson High School was arrested Wednesday after investigators searched his home and found nude images on a DVD, a laptop computer and a flash drive.

Studer quit his jobs Wednesday as coach and school building aide.