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Coach accused of secretly taping student heading to trial

By 69 News, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: May 21 2014 05:06:17 PM CDT
Updated On: May 21 2014 07:06:33 PM CDT

A volunteer coach at a Carbon County high school, accused of secretly videotaping a student, is heading to trial.

PALMERTON, Pa. -

A volunteer coach at a Carbon County high school, accused of secretly videotaping a student, is heading to trial.

Robert Eckhart waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday.

Back in February, police say he set up his cell phone in a gym bathroom at Palmerton High School and then asked a girl to use that bathroom to change.

After undressing, the girl found the phone and reported it to officials.

Eckhart was terminated immediately.