A Burlington man has pleaded guilty to videotaping women undressing in the locker room at a Stowe spa.
John Nann, 21, set up an iPhone to record video in the women’s locker room of Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Spa while he was working there.
Nann pleaded guilty last month in Lamoille Superior Court to a misdemeanor charge of voyeurism.
Sentencing was deferred for 18 months, a technique the court often uses to track an offender’s success in rehabilitation programs.
According to a police affidavit filed with the court, a woman had just finished changing when she noticed the iPhone June 19, sticking out of a jacket pocket in a suspicious position in the locker room. She checked the phone and noticed it had been recording video for 10 minutes.
She deleted the video, left the locker room and called police, the affidavit said. When she went back to retrieve the phone, it was gone.
Sgt. Steven Stewart of the Stowe Police Department interviewed a male employee who was near the locker room about who could have set up the phone and then retrieved it so quickly. The man said he and Nann routinely entered the women’s locker rooms to check for dirty towels, but he doubted Nann would have taken video.
Nann initially told police he didn’t have an iPhone, but Stewart got Nann’s permission to check his backpack, where he found a charging cable for an iPhone or iPod, the affidavit said.