Friday, September 19, 2008

Ex-Concordia Janitor Gets Nearly 1 Year In Jail - Ex-Concordia Janitor Gets Nearly 1 Year In Jail:

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) ― A former Concordia College janitor has been sentenced to nearly a year in jail for videotaping members of the women's basketball team in the shower.

Steven Sopko was sentenced to 350 days in jail. Nearly three additional years were stayed on condition Sopko complete two years of probation and pay fines and fees totaling more than $1,000.

Sopko pleaded guilty earlier this year in Clay County to seven counts of interfering with privacy. He admitted he secretly placed a camera in a campus shower room that captured nude images of seven basketball players.

The charge is a gross misdemeanor but is not considered a sex crime in Minnesota.

Sopko did not make a statement at his sentencing. His attorney, Gregory Joseph, says Sopko is 'not a monster' but is 'a person who made a very bad decision.'


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