Court Watch - POSTED: 2007/01/12 08:01
DALLAS A Texas high school teacher is accused of videotaping a girls wrestling match for his sexual enjoyment. Attorneys for 28-year-old David Ware, a first-year speech and drama teacher in suburban Dallas, says he'll himself in to Grand Prairie police. Ware is facing charges of improper visual recording.Police say Ware captured about two hours of video at an all-day wrestling tournament Saturday, often zooming in on the crotches of female wrestlers. Ware is also a softball coach at Garland Lakeview Centennial High School, which did not have a team competing at the tournament. He's now on paid leave. Defense attorney Scott Palmer says Ware was simply interested in wrestling. Under Texas law, videotaping a person without their consent for sexual arousal is a state jail felony. Conviction carries a penalty of up to two years in prison and a ten-thousand-dollar fine.