SALEM, Va. -

A former Salem volleyball coach was sentenced to 42 years for secretly videotaping his volleyball players and his ex-fiancé’s sister without their consent. DeWayne Barger will serve a suspended sentence of eight years and three months.

It was an emotional day inside the Salem city courthouse on Thursday as victims and parents came face to face with Barger.

One by one, victims, their families and even Barger's father spoke about the recordings.

"Any difficult thing my daughter has gone through her whole life I have been able to guide her and help her to fix it, to feel better, lead her in the right direction and I’ve been able to do that every single time up until now," said one father.

Barger also recorded his ex-fiancé’s younger sister. The girl frequented Barger’s residence often and according to court documents, he taped her while she took a shower or bath.

"Your honor, this is not only a matter of Mr. Barger videotaping young girls without them knowing,” said another father. “This was totally an issue of trust."

Many believe Barger not only violated the trust of everyone in the courtroom, but the entire Salem community.

Barger plead guilty back in September to using a small camera to film some his volleyball players. He denied any requests to speak to WDBJ 7 about the charges, but he spoke to his victims and their families Thursday.

"I just wanted to apologize to the parents and the kids for the grief that I brought you,” he said. “I am truly sorry."

Barger was sentenced to eight years and three months in the Virginia Department of Corrections. After that, he will face ten years of probation.

Parents said they would have liked to have seen the judge tack on more time, but said they're ready to move on from this chapter.

"I'll never forget her face when the detective turned the picture over and it was a picture of herself and she will remember this until the day she passes away and that's pretty sad so like I tell her always and I’ll tell her again, be thankful for who you are and be thankful you're not like Mr. Barger."

The judge ordered Barger to attend sex offense therapy when he is finished with his sentence. Barger is not allowed to coach any teams and he will not be allowed to be with anyone under the age of 18 without supervision.

Barger was told to not have any contact with the victims or their immediate family members.

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A former youth volleyball coach from Salem will serve more than eight years in prison for taping underage girls.

DeWayne Barger was sentenced Thursday afternoon in Salem Circuit Court.  He had previous pleaded guilty to some 21 criminal charges.  A judge Thursday sentenced him to 42 years in prison and suspended all but eight years and three months.  After his prison sentence, Barger will be on probation for another ten years and have to undergo sex offense therapy.

Some of the girls Barger recorded and their parents testified Thursday.  Many of the girls, who are under the age of 18, said they now feel like they're always being watched.  They said their lives will never be the same.

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A hearing starts at 2:30 p.m. Thursday for the sentencing of DeWayne Barger.

The former youth volleyball coach pled guilty in September to secretly recording some of his players, ages 13 to 17, while they tried on uniforms at Bethel Baptist Church in Salem.

Police arrested him in March.

Barger also used a hidden camera to record his fiance and her friends in the bathroom at his apartment.

The judge could sentence Barger to up to 105 years in prison.