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Audia was convicted of sex charges

Former Grove City College employee sentenced for sexual abuse of children

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MERCER, Pa. -

The former Grove City College Assistant Sports Information Director will spend the next several months behind bars after being convicted on several charges that include sexual abuse of children and invasion of privacy.

Mercer County Common Pleas Court Judge Robert Yeatts decided Monday that 30-year-old Robert Audia will spend the next four to 12 months in Mercer County Jail. 

He will also have to register as a sex offender under Megan's Law every for the rest of his life. He was also found to be a sexually violent predator. 

On January 8, Audia pleaded guilty to one count of sexual abuse of children which is a second-degree felony and 10 counts of invasion of privacy which is a second-degree misdemeanor.

Audia was accused of recording video of students in the men's shower and locker room of Grove City College last year.

Investigators became aware of the case when the Grove City College Athletic Director told them that two football players reported that they believed Audia had been using a phone to record teammates in the shower and locker room.

Similar reports were made by two soccer players and two students from a fitness program, according to a criminal complaint.

Police say Audia has admitted recording student-athletes in various stages of undress.

Audia was fired after college officials learned about the allegations.

Audia was originally facing 97 charges including sexual abuse of children, possession of child pornography, invasion of privacy and one count of tampering with evidence.

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