A Green River Community College instructor is expected to be charged with voyeurism after a female student said he hid a camera in a women's dressing room while she changed her clothes, according to a probable-cause document from the Auburn Police Department.
A Green River Community College instructor is expected to be charged with voyeurism after a female student said he hid a camera in a women’s dressing room while she changed her clothes, according to a probable-cause document from the Auburn Police Department.
Gary K. Taylor, 71, is a drama instructor at the college. On Tuesday, he allegedly asked a student who was involved in a current play whether she could do an interview with the school newspaper later that day, according to the document. The student agreed, and Taylor told her she should try on different dresses to see which one to wear because her picture also would be taken.
The student met Taylor at the women’s dressing room and he gave her four dresses to try on, the document said. She changed while he waited outside, then showed him two of the dresses. As she was re-dressing, she noticed a camera that was sticking out between two pillows on a shelf inside the dressing room, the documents state.
The student said the camera had been aimed at her, and she recognized it as one she had seen Taylor using to record past school performances, according to the document.
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She reported it at the college’s main office, and while she was waiting for police to arrive, she played back the video. It showed Taylor placing the camera on the shelf and naked images of the student, according to the probable-cause document.
After a court appearance on Friday at the Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent, Taylor was released on his personal recognizance, but he was instructed to have no contact with the student, according to Ian Goodhew, deputy chief of staff in the King County Prosecutor’s Office.
Taylor’s next court appearance is at 2 p.m. Monday, Goodhew said.
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