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Tacoma

Soldier died in training accident

The father of a Tacoma soldier who died in Afghanistan says in a Facebook post that he died in a training accident.

Pfc. Neil I. Turner, 21, died Wednesday. He was assigned to a unit from Fort Bliss, Texas — the 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division.

He was a 2008 graduate of Lincoln High School.

Woodinville

Voyeurism charge for hidden camera

A 23-year-old Kirkland man has been charged with one count of voyeurism, accused of hiding a camera in a bathroom during a November slumber party for his wife’s high-school girls volleyball team.

Steven Meeks, who spent less than two hours in jail following his arrest Nov. 9, was charged late Thursday by King County prosecutors for allegedly filming a 17-year-old girl without her knowledge. He is to be arraigned Jan. 26.

Meeks’ wife arranged for the sleepover at her father’s warehouse in Woodinville on Nov. 5, according to charging documents. The 17-year-old was using the toilet when she spotted the camera hidden in a ceiling tile and notified Meeks’ wife, the papers say.

Investigators determined Meeks knew about the sleepover, had access to the facility and placed the camera in the women’s bathroom, the papers say.

Federal Way

Bar owner indicted in prostitution

Federal prosecutors say a Korean nightclub in Federal Way was a front for prostitution and money laundering.

A grand jury this week indicted the owner of The Blue Moon in Federal Way. Investigators say the club recruited women from overseas to work as “bar girls” and set up meetings for paid sex. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says this was to repay their travel and living expenses.

Among those arrested Thursday were Blue Moon owner Chang Young Kim, of Milton, and his wife, Yeun Jeong Mun; Raymond Jung, of Federal Way; and Jung San So, of Seattle. Sung Hee Han and Hee Jae Cho, both of Federal Way, remain at large, prosecutors say.

Times staff and news services