Janitor who videotaped girls in junior high locker room gets 5 years

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A former janitor at a junior high school in southwest suburban Crest Hill has been sentenced to five years in prison for secretly videotaping adolescent girls in a locker room last year.

Ryan Thompson, 27, of Joliet, pleaded guilty in January to two felony counts of unauthorized video recording, the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office said.

Ryan Thompson | Will County State’s Attorney’s Office

Ryan Thompson | Will County State’s Attorney’s Office

The charges carried a sentence of 2-5 years in prison, prosecutors said. Judge Dave Carlson opted for the maximum sentence in the case on Tuesday.

Thompson hid behind the closed door of a utility room and use a cellphone to secretly record the girls between February 2017 and March 2017, prosecutors said. Thompson made four recordings in all, which did not capture the girls while they were unclothed.

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