Former Ohio theater director sentenced to prison

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A former theater director at a private school in central Ohio has been sentenced to four years in prison for videotaping female students in the nude.

The 44-year-old Lawrence A. Dibble on Thursday was sentenced for videotaping twenty female students, most of them younger than 18, using a camera he hid in a dressing room in the suburban Columbus school.

Dibble, whose court records list a Mount Vernon, N.H., address, pleaded no contest in June to 17 felony counts of voyeurism and various misdemeanor charges.

The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/13nKAug) reports a former student told police in 2010 that Dibble reached under her skirt during a rehearsal.

Police found at Dibble's home videotapes captured between 2003 and 2006 with the hidden camera.

Dibble's attorney didn't immediately return a request for comment.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com