Former teacher charged with child porn after camera found in bathroom of Near North Side school

CHICAGO -- Charges have been filed Friday morning against a former music teacher after a motion-activated camera was discovered in the bathroom of an elementary school in the city’s Gold Coast.

Police charged Elliott Nott, 41, with seven felony counts of unauthorized videotaping and one felony count of child pornography.

Elliott Nott, 41

Elliott Nott, 41

Investigators say Nott placed a motion detecting video recording device in the public bathroom of the Ogden International School at 24 W. Walton St.

The device was found on September 7, the second day of school. A letter was sent to parents saying a device resembling a camera was found in a staff bathroom. A police statement said it was found in a public bathroom.

The school principal told parents an employee had been removed after the discovery of the camera, but no details were given.

Nott was a music teacher and a track coach at Ogden school, according to an online biography.

He is scheduled to appear in bond court Friday.

-The Chicago Tribune contributed to this report