PAYETTE — A trial has been set for a New Plymouth man who is facing multiple felonies after allegedly video recording a minor in the shower. 

On Friday, Victor Woods, born in 1967, pleaded not guilty to five felony charges, including one count of video voyeurism; two counts of sexual exploitation of a child; one count of child sexual abuse by making photographic or electronic recording of a minor; and one count of destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence.

A jury trial has been scheduled for May 5-7. A status hearing is slated for March 6, and a pretrial conference will be held on April 3. 

The charges stem from an Aug. 22, 2019 incident in which Woods allegedly used his phone to take video of a minor while she was in the bathroom in his New Plymouth residence taking a shower.

On Aug. 28, Payette County Sheriff’s Department handed the case over to Idaho State Police due to a conflict of interest.

Woods was a math teacher at Nyssa High School, as well as a coach, and was employed by Nyssa School District for 28 years. He was removed from the school on Sept. 30, 2019, when Idaho State Police contacted the district office regarding the investigation. Woods officially tendered his resignation from the school district on Dec. 31, which was accepted by the Nyssa School Board of Directors on Jan. 13.

Woods was also a boys middle school basketball coach. He was also listed as a track and field coach on Nyssa High School’s site. 

Woods was also previously the spokesman for the Nyssa Education Association.

On the Idaho side, Woods also coached girls basketball at New Plymouth Middle School. According to New Plymouth School District Superintendent David Sotutu, the 2018-19 school year was Woods’ last year with the district and he did not hold any other positions at the school district.

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