Former teacher sentenced to prison for classroom voyeurism

Joshua Waguespack gets 5 years in prison

Published On: Feb 18 2013 02:41:12 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 18 2013 02:57:29 PM EST
Joshua Waguespack
DeLAND, Fla. -

A former Catholic school teacher in Volusia County was sentenced to prison Monday for recording video of young girls changing clothes in his classroom.

Joshua Waguespack was an eighth-grade teacher at St. Peter Catholic School in DeLand when he was arrested and accused of hiding cameras in his classroom and capturing video of girls changing clothes.

On Monday, Waguespack was sentenced to five years in prison followed by five years of probation. Waguespack will be given credit for 299 days served in jail.

Waguespack appeared emotional at his sentencing and read a statement to the court, saying, "Placing the cameras in the storage closet at St. Peter was the worst decision I ever made.  I cannot and would not presume to know how these ladies feel, for the pain this ordeal has caused them and their families."

According to a police report Local 6 obtained last year, Waguespack told authorities he hid two to three pen cameras in the teacher's storage closet that students would use as a dressing room. The images police found were of 12- and 13-year-old students changing clothes in the closet.