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Webster teacher pleads guilty to secretly recording girls in bathroom

Terence Hoctor, 44, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful surveillance 2nd. (Photo: Monroe County Sheriff's Office)

Webster, N.Y. (WHAM) - A teacher at a Webster elementary school pleaded guilty Thursday to secretly recording girls in a school bathroom.

Terence Hoctor, 44, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful surveillance 2nd. He was originally charged with two counts each of felony unlawful surveillance 2nd and endangering the welfare of a child.

The plea deal will involve a sentence of six months of shock incarceration in Monroe County Jail and five years of probation. Hoctor will also have to register as a sex offender and turned in his teaching license.

Back in March, Webster Police said the State Road Elementary School teacher recorded two female students with his cell phone while they were changing clothes inside a bathroom. The phone was found propped up on a stand in the corner of the bathroom, according to court paperwork.

According to the Monroe County District Attorney's Office, Hoctor began serving time Thursday. Hoctor will end up serving four months of the sentence under the terms of shock incarceration.

Orders of protection were issued for each of the two victims in the case and will last for eight years.

Hoctor is scheduled to be sentenced in Monroe County Court on November 13, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.

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