The owner of a tanning salon is charged with making secret videotapes of people who were naked in his salon’s tanning beds. The charges on Wednesday came after police served a search warrant on 360 Degrees Tan last Friday night.
Brett Kent is charged with two counts of second-degree invasion of privacy. He could face up to an eight-year prison sentence if he is convicted.
Kent bought the business at 1607 W. Republic Road in October and hasn’t changed the outside signs, which still say Paradise Sun Tanning Salon. Investigators say he used hidden cameras to videotape customers, some of whom are minors. Police say they’ve found about 40 videos of 19 women.
Police Chief Lynn Rowe says a detective, Cpl. Stacy Parton, wants to talk to anyone who used the business since Nov. 30, when police say Kent bought a new video camera. However, detectives think they've talked to most or all of the women in the videos. The police department's number is (417) 864-1810.
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
ALLEGED TANNING PERV NABBED
Last Friday night, Springfield police served a warrant at a southside tanning salon, announced said warrant and then -- nothing. Police on Wednesday finally spilled at an afternoon news conference. From KYTV:
Three great words in that lede: secret, videotapes and naked.