Man who filmed kids changing at theme park gets 12 ½ years

EASTON, Pa. (AP) – A man who filmed children changing clothes at a popular Pennsylvania amusement park will spend more than a decade behind bars for the crime.

Fifty-two-year-old Kurt Eichert, of Springfield Township, told Judge Edward Smith that he’s sworn to live out the rest of his life as a law-abiding and godly man before he was sentenced to serve 12 ½ years in prison Thursday in Easton federal court.

Smith responded saying Eichert is “an example of the evil that lurks in civil society” and noted that this wasn’t the first time he was convicted of such conduct.

Federal prosecutors say Eichert amassed 65 hours of video of children changing at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom.

Eichert pleaded guilty in July to possessing and distributing child pornography after cutting a deal with prosecutors.

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