BELLEVILLE – A southern Illinois math teacher accused of videotaping girls in a high school locker room now has been charged with illegally videotaping girls in a motel bathroom.
St. Clair County prosecutors on Tuesday charged Timothy Going of Fairfield with four counts related to the videotaping, alleging that misconduct took place last November in the bathroom of a Super 8 motel in Fairview Heights. The criminal complaint alleges Going video recorded girls ages 15 to 18.
Going, 43, already had been charged in Wayne County with illegally placing a video camera in the girls' locker room at Fairfield Community High School, where he worked as a teacher and track and cross country coach.
The high school's website says Going also serves in the Illinois Army National Guard.
David Savage, the school district's superintendent, said Wednesday that Going has been suspended with pay, pending the investigation's outcome.
"Of course, we were shocked to discover this and took action as soon as this was discovered," Savage told The Associated Press. "The safety of our students is our paramount concern."
Going remained jailed Wednesday in Fairfield, the Wayne County seat.
A woman who answered the telephone Wednesday at a telephone listing for Going hung up without comment.