According to authorities, Robert Burke,Â a former elementary-school principal at Sageville Elementary SchoolÂ in Dubuque, Iowa, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison and after admitting he secretly set up a videoÂ camera in the boysâ€™ bathroom in his school to produce childÂ pornography.Â He was also ordered to pay a fine of $25,000 and will serve 20 years of probation upon release from prison.
Court documents showed that authorities were able to identify 59 boys who were video taped while standing at a urinal in the public bathroom at the elementary school; numerous other victims could not be identified.
An undercover child pornography investigation conducted by the FBI traced authorities to Burke’s home computer, which led to a raid of his home where agents found 32,000 images and over 12,000 videos of child sexual abuse of prepubescent boys Burke had downlaoded from the
â€œAs an elementary school principal, Burke was in a position of trust and authority over his students,â€ US Attorney Stephanie Rose said in a statement. â€œHe took advantage of that trust, and he used his position of authority to exploit the children he was supposed to