Youth Soccer Coach gets 15 years for bathroom videos
The Bedford youth soccer coach who is accused of making secret video recordings of the foreign exchange student living in his house is scheduled to agree to a 15 year prison sentence as part of a plea agreement.
Matthew Dion, 48, was arrested last year after the foreign exchange student reported to police that he found a camera inside a pen hidden in the bathroom he used, according to court records. Dion faced up to 30 years in prison on one federal count of producing child pornography for allegedly filming the student.
The student, who was under the age of 16, told police he started to notice the pen in the bathroom he used in the Dion home. The pen was never in the same place whenever he went into the bathroom, and the student would later tell police that Dion always went into the bathroom right after he used it to shower, according to court records.
The student noticed the pen in the trashcan in the bathroom, pointed toward the toilet, and he picked it up and discovered that it was in fact a camera with a USB connection outlet. The student left the bathroom and called his family, who advised him to go to police, according to court records. They also told him to get the pen. The student went back to the bathroom but the pen was gone, according to court records.
Police executed a search warrant at Dion’s home a couple of days later and found a microSD memory card under the seat of Dion’s car. Forensic investigators found nude images of the student on the card. There was also evidence someone tried to erase the data on the card, according to court records.
Dion is scheduled to enter the plea on Tuesday in the United States District Court in Concord. As part of the plea agreement, Dion will pay the student $30,000 in restitution.
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