CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors have been told to expect a guilty plea from a former high school basketball coach charged with videotaping nude boys in the locker room over an eight-year period, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

The attorney for Scott Studer, 46, signaled the plans to plead guilty to eight counts of illegal use of a minor in a nudity-oriented material or performance, Assistant Stark County prosecutor Chryssa Hartnett said.

She declined to comment pending Wednesday’s court hearing.

Studer’s attorney, James Haupt, couldn’t be reached for comment. A message was left at his office Tuesday.

The pending guilty plea, first reported by The Repository in Canton, involves all eight counts of the indictment returned against him, Hartnett said.

The prosecution hasn’t offered leniency or any other consideration in return for a guilty plea, she said. Studer could face 64 years in prison and the sentence will be up to the judge, Hartnett said.

Studer coached at Jackson High School near Canton and was arrested after investigators searched his home and found nude images on a DVD, a computer and a flash drive. He quit the day he was arrested last month.

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