A former high school assistant principal in Alabama on Thursday confessed to secretly filming his child’s teenaged friend while she had been nude in the bathroom and then blaming those illicit videos — and downloads — onto his 9-year-old kid, AL.com reported.
According to the report, Tim Clevenger, the 54-year-old former assistant chief in Locust Fork High School, pleaded guilty in Blount County Circuit Court to counts production of child pornography and two counts of possession of child pornography.
Clevenger had been convicted by a jury in 2018 on fees of production and possession of child pornography between a different victim. After his arrest in 2015 and during the trial, he Clevenger denied producing the videos, saying his 9-year-old child filmed the women, then downloaded the videos on a school notebook computer.
“It requires a true piece of crap to attribute their own child for committing such vile acts understanding they had really done it,” Blount County District Attorney Pamela Casey said following the guilty plea.
State prosecutors stated that Clevenger’s victims were young women his son had invited into the home. They alleged he would wait till nightfall and stand outside of the toilet window with a video camera shot the young women through the blinds as they ready to bathe or shower.
The very first of Clevenger’s videos was discovered when the then-assistant primary delivered his school-owned notebook into the district central office to get technical support, each of the accounts. That discovery enabled law enforcement authorities to obtain a warrant and seize additional electronics in Clevenger’s home and in the school’s field house. Those hunted revealed that a cache of illegal videos, all which was filmed in 2013.
“Now, for the very first time, Tim Clevenger confessed he perpetuated these horrific crimes against a young girl. In 2018he refused to acknowledge his guilt from the trial linked to the very first victim and rather testified his 9-year-old kid had snuck out of the home during the night and shot these videos and then downloaded them on this pc,” DA Casey stated. “The evidence showed that the downloads took place at 1:30 a.m. on his school computer and there was no physical way which the 9-year-old might have done this”
The next victim–that prosecutors said was not aware Clevenger was filming her–was in court on Thursday to listen to his guilty plea, AL.com reported.
Clevenger was sentenced to 18 years each on both additional production counts and seven years each on both additional possession of child pornography charges.
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