Roger Springfield sentenced to five years probation for videotaping athletes in SU locker rooms
By Maren Guse
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 14:01:14 GMT — Roger Springfield was sentenced in Onondaga County Court Thursday morning to five years probation for unlawfully videotaping Syracuse University athletes in the menâ??s locker room at the Carrier Dome.Judge Thomas Miller accepted a plea deal and sentenced Springfield to five years probation without having to register as a sex offender. Springfield pleaded guilty to all four counts of unlawful surveillance for unlawfully recording Syracuse University athletes in the menâ??s locker room at the Carrier Dome.Judge Miller decided not to require Springfield to register as a sex offender because Springfield has no prior criminal record, and specifically no prior sex offences.The judge determined that there was no sexual motive in the recordings. It was also determined in an investigation that the videos were not disseminated or shared with anyone else.The prosecution wanted Springfield to register as a sex offender but it was the judgeâ??s decision.Springfield was accused of surreptitiously recording SU athletes in menâ??s locker room at the Carrier Dome dating back to at least 2002-2003. Springfield was the SU Athletics media director when a video was discovered.Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick said in January the 14 videos were of over 100 male athletes on the SU soccer, lacrosse and football teams. Only four of the tapes were pertinent to the case as some fell outside the statute of limitations.A video was discovered by an SU Athletics employee who was going through footage from the October 27th football game at South Florida. The employee alerted his or her supervisor and SU Public Safety was alerted.As SU Athletics media director, Springfield put together many of the sports highlights and interviews available on the University's website.Springfield was a sportscaster for 11 years at WSTM-TV in Syracuse. His legal name is Roger Cahak.
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