The husband of a high school volleyball coach has been charged by King County prosecutors with voyeurism after a camera was found in a bathroom at a warehouse where the volleyball team was having a slumber party. The defendant is Steven C. Meeks, 23, and married to Amanda Pham who arranged the sleepover for her squad at her father's remote industrial warehouse in Woodinville.
According to the charging papers, a hidden surveillance camera was spotted in the women's toilet by one of the players who saw it embedded in a ceiling tile.
"She said that she looked up, and in the corner there was a video camera there, and it didn't look like surveillance at all because it was pointed toward the stall," Juanita High School student Theresa Laufasa said at the time.
The girl who saw the camera went and told the coach, Amanda Pham, and the team -- all teenage girls between the age of 15 and 17 -- was moved out of the warehouse.
The warehouse manager, Tim Lindor was contacted and he dismantled the camera surveillance system. King County sheriff's were then called, according to court papers.
After taking statement from the players, it became apparent that Meeks had access to the warehouse and had installed the camera. He was found, read his rights and confessed, prosecutors said, to putting the camera in the bathroom stall "for his sexual gratification."
"Mr. Steven Weeks," the charging documents continue, "claimed his intentions were to 'spy' on a female co-worker who he knew would be using the restroom on Monday. However, Mr. Steven Meeks was aware of the volleyball party, assisted in setting it up for his wife and knew they girls would be spending the night and using the bathrooms."
King County prosecutor spokesman Dan Donohoe said, "We requested $25,000 in bail, but the court set it as a summons, meaning he will remain out of custody pending an arraignment on Jan. 26."