A man who formerly worked as a janitor at Clay High School has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison “for the attempted use of children to produce sexually explicit videos,” according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Jason Brian Goff, 45, of Starke, was also ordered to serve a 10-year term of supervised release and to register as a sex offender, the release detailed.
The investigation began in August 2019, when two 14-year-old female Clay High School students reported what looked like a camera lens concealed in a gym locker in the school’s girls’ locker room.
School administrators found a cellphone taped to the inside wall of the locker with the lens pointed out of a pre-fabricated hole.
Investigators found a 30-minute video, which was filmed from a window looking into the locker room where female students were recorded changing clothes. At the end of the video, the phone panned down to show Goff’s ID badge.
Goff later admitted to authorities that he had tried filming girls in the locker room at least three times, from different vantage points, according to the release.
Examination of Goff’s other devices revealed additional images from the locker room, and child exploitation materials, including “a video and images of adults sexually abusing children of various ages, including images of infants,” the release said.
“It is beyond reprehensible that this predator used his position of trust as a school employee to sexually exploit children,” HSI Jacksonville Assistant Special Agent in Charge K. Jim Phillips said in the release. “Thanks to HSI special agents and the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, he will be held accountable for his crimes.”
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