(SEATTLEPI) — A former Lakeside School student is facing voyeurism charges following allegations that he photographed the genitals of at least nine students in bathrooms at the Seattle private school.
King County prosecutors contend the 17-year-old boy had been surreptitiously photographing other teens in the school bathrooms for weeks before he was caught on Oct. 25, 2013. Charged in juvenile court late last year, the boy pleaded not guilty to voyeurism charges earlier in January.
Charging papers indicate investigators have identified at least nine teen boys, ages 15 to 18, whose genitals were photographed without their knowledge. Investigators estimate five to 10 other boys may have been photographed but could not be identified.
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A Lakeside spokeswoman said the boy no longer attends the elite private school, which counts Bill Gates and Paul Allen among its graduates, as well as “Batman” star Adam West and former Gov. Booth Gardner. Offering a claim supported by police statements, spokeswoman Amanda Darling said Lakeside officials contacted authorities as soon as the allegations surfaced.