Former Mississippi principal who videotaped students in locker room sentenced on state charges

Published 5:40 am Friday, December 15, 2023

A former Mississippi elementary school principal was sentenced on state charges for secretly videotaping and photographing students in the school’s locker room. The sentencing comes after the former Bayou Academy principal Norman Keith Aycock of Boyle, Mississippi, was sentenced in federal court on related charges.

On Thursday, Attorney General Lynn Fitch announced the sentencing of Aycock, who was investigated and prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office for six counts, including filming another with an expectation of privacy and voyeurism.

“Exploiting the very children with whom you are entrusted is a serious betrayal,” said General Fitch.“I am grateful to my team for their hard work investigating and prosecuting this predator, as well as the Bolivar Sheriff’s Department and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District, for their partnership on this case. It is my hope that closing this chapter will help the victims and their families on their journey to healing and recovery.”

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On December 11, 2023, Aycock was sentenced by Bolivar County Circuit Court Judge Charles E. Webster to 15 years to serve in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections on four counts of filming another with an expectation of privacy under the age of 16, 1 count of filming another with an expectation of privacy, and 1 count of voyeurism.

Aycock will be required to serve his sentence day-for-day without the possibility of parole.

Last week, Aycock was sentenced to 30 years on related federal charges. Aycock’s state and federal sentences will run concurrently.

Aycock must also register as a sex offender upon his release from incarceration.