UPDATE: Former Planet Fitness employee arrested, accused of spying in tanning rooms

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BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) Thursday, November 14, 2019 7:00 p.m. UPDATE: The man suspected of recording a woman using a tanning bed at Planet Fitness in Beckley was arrested. Detectives from the Charleston Police Department arrested Ryan Craigo at the request of Beckley Police.

Many take advantage of the tanning beds at the Beckley planet fitness, protected by the privacy of a locked room. But on June 19, 2019, that privacy was violated when one client realized she was not entirely alone.

Detective Lt. David Allard said, the report launched a months-long investigation leading police to arrest 26-year-old Ryan Craigo on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.

“The person used a cellphone, placed it into an air duct and was able to view the person, an adult female victim, while she was in the tanning bed and or getting dressed,” Allard explained.

Craigo is charged with one count of criminal invasion of privacy.

“The business was very helpful in providing surveillance video, letting us have access to employee record of who was working that day,” said Allard. “So we were pretty quickly able to determine that Craigo was the person that entered the room directly adjacent to the room the victim was in.”

Police got a search warrant for Craigo’s cellphone and computer. Allard said investigators used digital forensics to determine if there were reproducible images of the victim or any other victims on the devices before they could make an arrest, but they did not find any.

“We do believe that that’s probably what happened as far as them being recorded,” said Allard. “There were steps, it appears, taken to erase or dispose of files like that, but we have not been able to recover anything that shows that that actually occurred.”

Craigo is in South Central Regional Jail in Kanawha County on a $5,000 cash only bond.

CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) — A Charleston man is in custody after he allegedly used his cellphone to look at a naked woman.

The investigation initially started on June 19, 2019, when a woman reported she was recorded by a Planet Fitness employee in a tanning bed room.

According to the criminal complaint, Craigo allegedly used his cellphone to watch the victim, who was getting dressed. He reportedly placed his cellphone in an air vent he had access to in the next room.

Ryan Matthew Craigo is charged with Criminal Invasion of Privacy and is being held at the Southern Central Regional Jail on a $5,000 cash only bond. If found guilty, he faces up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $5,000.

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