GYM TEACHER THOMAS SHEPPARD GETS PROBATION FOR RECORDING GIRLS IN LOCKER ROOM
Thomas Sheppard, a 28 year old Westhampton Beach Middle School gym teacher, admittedWednesday to using a cell phone to secretly record video of female students in the lockerroom. Sheppard, of Speonk, is expected to get 5 years of probation and give up his teacher'slicense and register as a sex offender, according to the terms of a plea deal. He pleaded notguilty on April 29 to an indictment that accused him of making a cellphone video recording of hisfemale eighth-grade students undressing in the locker room after class. He was charged withsecond degree unlawful surveillance, a felony, and seven counts of endangering the welfare of achild, a misdemeanor.
Sheppard was sentenced on today to 5 years probation. He was required to register as alow-level sex offender. He is no longer a teacher in New York State.