Update: Former Illinois men’s assistant gymnastics coach pleads guilty

Former Illinois men’s assistant gymnastics coach Jon Valdez appeared in court Tuesday afternoon for a felony charge of unauthorized videotaping.

Valdez pleaded guilty and received 24 months probation, community service with substance abuse and mental health evaluations. The State’s Attorney agreed to not file any further charges.

The Illinois state prosecutor said Valdez was caught on camera positioning the device in a locker in Kenney Gym. The camera captured an Illinois men’s gymnast disrobing and naked in the locker room without consent on Sept. 25, 2008.

Lance Northcutt, Valdez’s attorney, said he was pleased with the plea deal.