OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A northeast Mississippi man is pleading guilty to a federal charge that he tried to produce child pornography after officials say he recorded girls changing in a locker room.
Micah Macay Wilbanks of Corinth on Thursday pleaded guilty to one count of sexual exploitation of children.
Authorities say a student found Wilbanks' cellphone hidden in a locker room at Kossuth Middle School on May 2. Wilbanks then coached at the school.
Wilbanks faces 15 years to 30 years in prison and a fine up to $250,000.
U.S. District Judge Michael P. Mills scheduled sentencing for Jan. 31.
Documents say Wilbanks appeared impaired and that deputies overheard Wilbanks describing himself as a "pedophile."
Wilbanks unsuccessfully sought to dismiss the charge because the video lacked nudity.