110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
By Jen Horton
posted Jan 7, 2013 - 3:07:36pm
UPDATE: Joshua Waguespack's sentencing has been rescheduled to 8:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, in Judge Hudson's courtroom in DeLand.
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Former St. Peter Catholic School teacher Joshua Waguespack pleaded no contest to two counts of video voyeurism and one count of tampering with evidence after police said he filmed young girls at the school undressing.
Judge Margaret Hudson accepted Waguespack's plea for the three counts, each of which is a third-degree felony, punishable by up to five years in prison.
State Attorney's Office spokeswoman Klare Ly confirmed that Waguespack will not have to register as a sex offender, as the video-voyeurism statute does not fall under the sex-offender statute.
On April 1, Waguespack lost his iPad at the Walmart Supercenter in DeLand. The people who found the tablet in Walmart turned it on to find out who the owner was, and found photos of girls in various states of undress.
Waguespack had his iPhone synced to his iPad. While with police, he used his cell phone to track the tablet to the house of the woman who found the iPad in Walmart.
The police report said when the iPad was returned to Waguespack, he deleted photos from it.
Waguespack told police he had used three pen cameras to video-record middle-school girls at the school getting undressed in a supply closet.
He was fired from St. Peter April 13, and arrested April 26.
The judge can sentence Wasguespack to the maximum of five years of prison time for each count, to be served consecutively — which would be a total of up to 15 years — or concurrently.
Sentencing will be at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 18, in the Volusia County Courthouse, 101 N. Alabama Ave. in DeLand.
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