Ex-middle school teacher facing dozens more charges in videotaping case

BELLINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — A former middle school teacher and baseball coach in Bellingham has pleaded not guilty to dozens of charges involving the videotaping of children and young men.

Scott McDonald was arrested in November and originally charged with secretly recording a 14-year-old student using a school bathroom. Since the arrest, police say they uncovered videos of more than 20 other victims, ranging in age from 12 to adulthood.

A prosecutor said the videos which date back to at least 2012 were taken in school and at McDonald’s home.

The Milford Daily News reports the 38-year-old McDonald, who now faces 61 charges, was arraigned on Thursday. A judge set bail at $10,000 and ordered him to stay off social media.

Bellingham’s school superintendent says McDonald is no longer employed by the school district.

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