A Missouri State professor lost his job after police say he took secret pictures of someone else in a university locker room.

MSU says Eduardo Acuna-Zumbado, 44, had worked there since 2008, but the university says his last day on the job was Monday, March 3, and his classes were cancelled that day.

Prior to that, an MSU spokesperson says, Acuna-Zumbado was on suspension with pay, following an invasion of privacy charge filed on Jan. 30.

Springfield Police say a witness saw Acuna-Zumbado taking pictures of another man in various stages of undress with his camera phone in the locker room at Foster Recreation Center.  Court documents show Acuna-Zumbado later admitted to police that he took the pictures "for the thrill of it" but said he immediately deleted them.

Weeks later, police say the suspect was caught in the Forsythe Athletics Center going through lockers in the coaches locker room. 

The Missouri State website shows Acuna-Zumbado worked in the Languages department teaching Spanish classes.

He is scheduled to appear for a hearing in Greene County court at 9:00 Thursday morning.