Man accused of engaging in voyeurism at Corydon, Ind. YMCA - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Man accused of engaging in voyeurism at Corydon, Ind. YMCA

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Jared Richardson (Source: Harrison County Detention Center) Jared Richardson (Source: Harrison County Detention Center)

UPDATE: Jared Richardson pleaded guilty to misdemeanor counts of obstruction of justice and battery as part of a plea agreement on June 19, 2017, online court records show. Harrison Superior Court Judge Joseph Claypool dismissed the charge of voyeurism and sentenced Richardson to two years' probation. (Posted Oct. 26, 2017)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Corydon, Indiana man is facing serious charges after he allegedly hid a camera phone in a YMCA office regularly used as a changing room for female employees.

According to a probable cause affidavit, it happened on July 25, just after 6 p.m., at the YMCA at 198 Jenkins Court in Corydon.

Authorities say a female YMCA employee and her husband had found a phone inside an upstairs office room, "commonly used by the female coworkers to change in."

The phone had been hidden in a cardboard box, with holes in it, according to court documents. Authorities say the employee and her husband made their own video recording, showing their removal of the phone from the box. 

According to the probable cause affidavit, that phone belonged to 31-year-old Jared Richardson.

After the couple found the phone, Richardson entered the room and told the female employee to give the phone back several times. At that point, authorities say he grabbed her from the front and squeezed her tightly, "causing pain and redness on the left side of her rib cage," picking her up off the ground and shaking her, while at the same time, trying to grab the phone.

"Note that Jared is 6'3" and 225 lbs," the affidavit states, adding that the female employee, "is 5'2" and 120-130 lbs."

He eventually grabbed the phone, according to authorities, and tried to walk around the counter, but the woman's husband told him to stay until police arrived. Instead, he "leaped over the main desk and ran outside," according to the probable cause affidavit.

Authorities eventually visited Richardson at his home on Shiloh Road SW. 

"Upon arrival, I spoke with Jared, who told me he destroyed the phone used in the box and threw it in a sink hole behind his house because he was scared," the arresting officer wrote in the affidavit. "During the ride to the jail, Jared admitted to placing the phone in the room hidden in the box and viewing the live feed in the room next door to watch people."

Richardson is charged with voyeurism, obstruction of justice and battery. He was originally booked in the Harrison County Detention Center on July 25, but bonded out the next day.

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