Ex-Rockford coach charged for teen changing video

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GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A Rockford coach fired after allegedly recording two girls changing clothes is now charged with several felonies.

Timothy Vallier was arraigned Monday at 63rd District Court in Grand Rapids Township. The charges include child sexually abusive activity, two counts of using a computer to commit a crime and possessing child sexually abusive material. One of the counts of using a computer to commit a crime carries a penalty of 20 years to life in prison.

Vallier was the men’s rowing coach for Rockford Public Schools when a camera was discovered inside the Rockford Crew House, located at 5501 Jupiter Ave. in Plainfield Township.

Superintendent Mike Shibler said a curious teenager spotted the camera in a crew explorer Friday. Shibler said he called police after a parent of a female crew member alerted him to the situation.

Shibler said anyone affiliated with the school, including Vallier, has to pass a background check in order to be hired. Vallier no longer works for the district and will have no access to school property, Shibler told 24 Hour News 8 Sunday.

Monday, Judge Sara Smolenski kept Vallier’s bond at $100,000.

His next court hearing is scheduled for July 22.

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