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Former teacher accused of hiding cameras in Boonville school back in court

Andrew Emmons. Source: Warrick County Detention Center Andrew Emmons. Source: Warrick County Detention Center

Andrew Emmons, the former teacher accused of hiding cameras inside Boonville Middle School, was back in court Monday afternoon.  

Emmons arrived at his court hearing, that lasted two hours, with his wife and several family members.

The defense argued that the prosecution's amendments to counts 17 through 26 were filed inaccurately and wanted them dismissed. The state argued that it can file those amendments, as well as the 16 additional felony counts of voyeurism filed on February 25th.

The judge ruled in favor of the state. Emmons formally pleaded not guilty to counts 17 through 26, which include voyeurism counts involving several teachers. 

The defense also requested Emmons only have contact with his probation officer regarding his house arrest. Emmons is allowed to leave his home four times a week, for counseling. One parent of a victim says he's seeking counseling too late.

"If you're a criminal and you a commit a crime, you need to go to counseling because that makes you look better. So right now, he's going through all kinds of counseling which makes him look better, but he never went to counseling until he got caught," said a parent of a victim. "As soon as he got caught, then he goes to counseling and then he's sick. For all the time, he was doing it he wasn't sick at all."

The defense asked for several items in evidence to be returned including two computers that belonged to Boonville Middle School.

Two items that were requested and not returned include a Kodak camera and a desktop computer that the state says contains criminal material.

Emmons is due in court again on April 8.

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