Two Peeping Tom cases have popped up recently in the fitness club industry involving club employees at Planet Fitness and Anytime Fitness.
An arrest was made last week involving a Planet Fitness employee in Muskegon, MI, TV station WOOD News 8 reports. A female member of Planet Fitness told police that she found a cell phone in the tanning room of the club recording her as she undressed. At first, 25-year-old Trent Jannenga of Planet Fitness told police that his phone had been stolen but later admitted that he had been secretly videotaping members with the phone, according to the Grand Rapids, MI, station.
Jannenga was arrested last Friday morning and faced felony charges of capturing and distributing images of an unclothed person and false report of a felony, WOOD reported. Jannenga faces a maximum five-year prison sentence. In a statement to the TV station, Planet Fitness said it was aware of the alleged incident and that its franchisee was working with local authorities on the case. Planet Fitness also said that Jannenga had been terminated.
An employee at an Anytime Fitness in Platte City, MO, was arrested and charged last Thursday with invasion of privacy after local authorities said he was secretly recording a woman who was nude in the club's tanning room, two Kansas City-area media outlets reported. Daniel Hoskins, 25, allegedly hid a camera inside an alarm clock in the tanning room. The victim in the case was recorded on Jan. 19, according to TV station KMBC.
Platte City Prosecutor Eric Zahnd told the TV station the crime is considered a misdemeanor but that additional charges are possible. One of the franchisees of the Anytime Fitness told KMBC that Hoskins, who faces a one-year jail sentence, is no longer employed there.
Last year, employees and members of YMCA facilities were accused of recording members in locker rooms. One Y employee in South Carolina who worked as a custodian there was arrested and charged with aggravated voyeurism.