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Sound Transit security guard charged with ‘upskirt’ voyeurism

cellphoneSEATTLE — A voyeurism charge has been filed against a Sound Transit security guard for allegedly taking a cellphone video of a female passenger’s crotch area without her knowledge, the Seattle Times reported Friday night.

According to the paper, King County prosecutors charged that Timothy Funkhouser, 35, of Federal Way, was working as a security guard for the Securitas service at Sound Transit’s light rail station at SeaTac in March when he allegedly showed a co-worker a six-minute “continuous crotch shot” of a woman who had been on the train.

The co-worker said later he watched as Funkhouser later got on an escalator behind a woman in her early 20s who was wearing a short skirt and placed his cellphone below her skirt area, prosecutors said.

The co-worker reported the incidents to Securitas, which suspended Funkhouser.

Police said that after serving a search warrant at his home, they found a number of images of women that appeared to have been taken without their knowledge.

The charging documents, according to the Times, said Funkhouser allegedly told police he “had to try” to capture photos of women’s private areas and and allegedly admitted he did so for sexual gratification and “male arousal.”

He was charged Thursday with one count of voyeurism.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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