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Former Clay High Janitor Pleads Guilty To Filming In Locker Room To Produce Child Porn

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Jason Brian Goff, 44, faces a minimum of 15 years and up to 30 years in federal prison after pleading guilty in a child pornography case, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

According to the plea agreement, in August 2019, two 14-year-old Clay High School students reported that they had seen what they believed was a camera lens, concealed within a locked gym locker, in the Clay High School girls’ locker room. When school administrators unlocked the locker, they discovered a cellphone taped to the side wall of the locker with the lens pointed out of a pre-fabricated hole.

The phone contained a video filmed from a window, looking into the locker room where female students were captured changing clothes. At the end of the video, the phone panned down to show the identification badge of Clay High School Custodian Jason Goff, who lives in Starke.

Homeland Security Investigators and the Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested him. Goff later admitted that he had tried filming girls in the locker room at least three times from different vantage points, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, which said he has pleaded guilty to attempted production of child pronography.

The investigation also turned up a collection of child pornography on Goff's devices, including images of child abuse involving babies.

A sentencing date for Goff hasn't been set.

The case is a result of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.