Waukesha man charged with secretly recording Swimtastic female locker room
He worked as a part time instructor at the swim school
A 34-year-old Waukesha man was charged Friday with allegedly secretly recording two females undressing in the staff bathroom at the Swimtastic Swim School in Waukesha.
Michael P. Coyle was charged on Oct. 4 in Waukesha County Circuit Court with two counts of capturing an image of nudity without consent, one count of possessing marijuana and one count of possessing drug paraphernalia.
Waukesha Capt. Ron Oremus said in a statement there were no concerns about cameras still being in the facility and that no evidence was found to suggest that Coyle recorded children.
According to the criminal complaint:
A Waukesha police offcer was dispatched to Coyle's home on Wednesday, Oct. 2 after his wife, Lilly, reported finding hidden cameras in the residence.
Lilly told the officer that she was in the planning stages of moving out due to problems in the marriage. She decided to search through her husband's stuff and found a white plastic bag containing several hidden cameras made to look like common items, such as car keys and a pen.
She plugged one of the devices into her computer and saw that it depicted a woman changing in a bathroom at Swimtastic, where Michael worked part time as a children's swim instructor.
Two women were in various states of undress in the videos. One of the girls, 17, told an officer that several items she was wearing seemed to date the video to late 2011 or early 2012 when she was 16 years old.
The other woman, 20, was identified as a former employee. Her mother told police that she was employed by Swimtastic from July 25, 2011 to December 2011.
Michael admitted to police in a statement that he had secretly recorded the women's locker room a few years ago. He claimed that he had done it only two or three different times.
A search of the residence also turned up three bags of marijuana and various pipes allegedly belonging to Coyle.
Coyle was released on Oct. 4 after posting a $2,000 cash bond and signing a $3,000 signature bond. He was ordered to have no contact with victims listed in the complaint or Swimtastic Swim School, 900 Tesch Ct. He was also told not to use any video recording equipment.
Coyle is expected to appear again in court on Nov. 14.
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