Jeremiah Roberts, a 28-year-old basketball coach at Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton High School, has been charged with secretly filming teenage players while they showered in the locker room. According to reports, Roberts had disguised a camera to look like a pen.
After a game in December 2014, one of the basketball players went into Roberts’ bag to find a pen so he can write down a play. That’s when he discovered it was a camera, then he and other members of the team reported it to school authorities.
Investigators ultimately found footage of numerous naked young men. Roberts later admitted to police that indeed he purchased the camera to record boys in the locker room and that he used these photos to gratify himself sexually.
Now, two years later, he’s been charged with four counts of interfering with the privacy of minors and four counts of stalking minor with sexual or aggressive intent. However, Roberts isn’t the only coach who’s been charged for sexual aggression recently.
Last week, a former basketball coach pleaded no contest to sex-related charges involving sex boys he met while working at two schools in Los Angeles County. He was sentenced to 17 years and eight months.
This week, a 26-year old baseball coach from Wisconsin was arrested on molestation charges in connection with three children who were allegedly groped while swimming at Disney’s Pop Century Resort over the fourth of July weekend.