Fairfield Teacher Facing Federal Charges


By WSIL Manager

WSIL -- A Wayne County high school teacher accused of secretly videotaping girls now faces federal charges.

Timothy Going, 43, of Fairfield, was charged Friday in U.S. District Court with attempted sexual exploitation of a minor and possession of visual depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

Going, a math teacher and track coach at Fairfield High School, was arrested in May after custodians discovered a video camera in the girl's locker room at the school.

In addition to charges in Wayne County, Going faces four counts of illegally videotaping teen girls in St. Clair County. Prosecutors say Going hid a camera in the bathroom of a Fairview Heights motel during a trip to a cross country track meet in November 2013.

During the investigation, authorities say they also discovered several images of child pornography on a computer taken from Going's home.

Going is being held in the Wayne County Jail. An arraignment hearing on the federal charges is set for July 21 in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis.

Court records show Going is also set for arraignment in St. Clair County on July 11 and for a jury trial in Wayne County on August 18.

Going is currently suspended with pay from the Fairfield school district.

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