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Ohio Taxpayer Challenges Basketball Coach Who Videotaped Boys In Shower For Sending His Fine To Newtown Families

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File photo of a memorial set up for the victims of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. (credit: Getty Images)

File photo of a memorial set up for the victims of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. (credit: Getty Images)

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CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A taxpayer has challenged an Ohio judge’s decision that the Newtown, Conn., school support fund should get a $5,000 fine paid by a former basketball coach who videotaped boys in a locker room shower.

The challenge was sent Wednesday to the Stark County prosecutor by Craig Conley, an attorney representing Thomas Marcelli on behalf of county taxpayers. Conley said fines should go to the county under Ohio law.

Judge Frank Forchione had sentenced coach Scott Studer to 15 years in prison and sent his fine to Newtown, where a school gunman killed 26 people.

The judge said he might comment after reviewing the challenge.

Conley asked John Ferrero, who led the coach’s prosecution, to seek an out-of-county prosecutor to handle the fine issue. A message was left for Ferrero.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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