Kent school employee arrested on voyeurism charges after iPod found taped to school urinal

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KENT, Wash. -- A 24-year-old Kent school employee has been arrested on suspicion of voyeurism after an iPod was found taped to the inside of a urinal at Northwood Middle School.

A student at the school told officials on Oct. 26 that he had found notes of a non-sexual nature that appeared to be addressed to him and an iPod taped to the side of a urinal. The student said he had found other similar notes over the past two days but didn't know who they were from or their intent.

A search of the iPod determined it belonged to paid intern with the district's IT department and school officials immediately removed the employee and called police.

After further investigation, the employee was arrested by deputies at his home on Tuesday.

The employee admitted to detectives he was taking the video for sexual gratification and claimed that he had only been targeting the one victim at the middle school, and nobody at the high school.

Detectives said they did not find evidence of any other victims during their search warrant of the iPod.

The Kent School District issued a statement saying: "Student safety is our highest priority. We invest substantial resources into safety and security and investigate all incidents and allegations thoroughly to ensure a safe learning environment for all students... We take all allegations of any staff misconduct seriously and will continue to assist and cooperate with law enforcement in this investigation. The Kent School District remains committed to protecting our students and ensuring they have a safe learning environment each and every day."

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