The Bedford person billed final yr with secretly filming an trade university student staying with his spouse and children final year pleaded guilty Tuesday to tried sexual exploitation of a slight. 

Matthew Dion, 49, of Bedford, was a longtime youth soccer coach whose family hosted a 15-year-old overseas trade student in the spring of 2020. In accordance to the U.S. Attorney’s Office environment, the student told the exchange group he considered Dion was filming him in the shower. The trade corporation took the allegations to the Bedford police. 

In accordance to an affidavit, the pupil informed police that Dion would frequently enter the lavatory just just before and right after he used it, and eventually found that the pen he frequently saw in the toilet contained a little digicam.

Police afterwards observed a personal computer memory card in Dion’s automobile, with pictures of the boy showering, and illustrations or photos that showed Dion setting up the camera. 

2 times the sufferer woke at night time to locate Dion crouching beside his mattress, according to the affidavit. Dion claimed he was looking for anything — at a single stage he explained it was the family members cat — and requested the student not to convey to his wife.

Dion experienced been billed with manufacturing of baby pornography, according to court information, but pleaded responsible to tried sexual exploitation of a insignificant.