An Arizona police officer with the Goodyear Police Department was arrested for secretly recording more than 20 women while they changed at a tanning salon, Avondale police say.
Jeffrey Streeter, a nine-year veteran was charged with 21 counts of surreptitious recording and one count of tampering with physical evidence.
A 20-year-old female customer at Desert Escape Tanning Center noticed a camera phone on the top of a changing room dividing wall as she undressed Oct. 15, according to azcentral.com. Streeter, 44, was in the stall next to her, police said.
Streeter told authorities he put his gun on top of the 8-foot wall, not a phone. But police said that was improbable.
When investigators searched Streeter’s phone, they found video recordings of 21 women, police said. They said they also found evidence the phone’s memory card had been formatted to try to erase its contents.
The recordings were most likely taped over a time frame of one to three months at the same salon.
Streeter was arrested Oct. 29 and has been placed on administrative leave pending the result of an administrative investigation, Goodyear Police Chief Jerry Geier said.