Former youth leader sentenced for putting camera in church bathroom

AUMSVILLE, Ore. - A man who put a video camera in the women's restroom at a church in Aumsville will be spending nearly four years behind bars.

Christopher Fowler, 32, was sentenced to 44 months in prison on Thursday. He will also have to register as a sex offender.

Fowler, who was once the youth leader and janitor at Bethel Baptist Church, videotaped three different people using the women's restroom there - one adult and two children under 12 years of age.

A woman using the restroom discovered the hidden camera and when police confronted Fowler, he confessed that he had put it there.

Fowler ended up pleading guilty last month to 10 counts of encouraging child sex abuse and one count of invasion of privacy.

Fowler had been employed at the church for around five to six years and was actively involved with the youth groups. He would often drive buses for outings and take photographs for the church.