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Former Penn janitor sentenced to 15 years

Posted on Feb. 15, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Feb. 15, 2013 at 2:38 p.m.

SOUTH BEND — A former custodian at a northern Indiana high school has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for placing a camera in a boys’ locker-room shower.

Fifty-four-year-old Mishawaka resident Robert Troup was sentenced Friday, Feb. 15. He pleaded guilty in November to enticing a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct to produce pornography.

A federal prosecutor says the government settled for a sentence slightly below the minimum recommendation because it wanted to spare the victims the pain of testifying if the case went to trial.

The South Bend Tribune reports Troup admitted putting the camera in the shower at Penn High School, sometime around December 2010.

Two students found the camera weeks later at the South Bend school put it in a drawer after they couldn’t access the recordings.

Information from: South Bend Tribune,