“I’ve heard a lot about it and I know some kids are really outraged,” said Penn senior David Bernstein. “Everyone is appalled.”
“They’re supposed to be people we trust – they’re on our staff,” Richmond added. “[I’m] totally blown away. He took advantage of his position.”
Troup, 53, worked as a custodian at five P-H-M schools over the course of 21 years.
Penn alumn Andrew Freeman’s 7-year-old daughter attends Mary Frank Elementary. We don’t know if Troup ever worked there, but the thought of it makes Freeman uneasy.
“You put your trust into the teachers and the people at the school to do their checks and you've got somebody in there that's preying on your child,” Freeman said. “We moved into this area because of the schools and the well-known staffing in the school and it makes you second guess, was this a good choice?”
Although Troup has been arrested and charged by both the state and in federal court, he hasn't been convicted.
When investigators searched his Mishawaka home last December, they found two computers - a laptop and a desktop. Troup's roommate told police they both belonged to him – and he didn’t let Troup use them.
An investigator told a federal judge he did not find any evidence of the locker room videos on those computers.
When WSBT went to Troup’s home to try and talk with his roommate Thursday evening, a man inside the home shouted at a reporter to "go away!" and "get the hell out of here!"
Several parents have called Penn administrators wanting to know if their sons were in the videos recorded in the locker room. P-H-M spokeswoman Teresa Carroll told WSBT the school resource officer actually called parents a couple months ago if their sons were identifiable in the videos.
If convicted on the federal charges, Troup faces a minimum of 15 years in prison. He could get anything from probation to nine years for the state charges.