Massage Therapist Pleads Guilty to Spying

6 years 4 months 3 days ago Friday, August 09 2013 Aug 9, 2013 Friday, August 09, 2013 7:10:00 AM CDT August 09, 2013 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. CHARLES (AP) - A St. Charles massage therapist who pleaded guilty to secretly videotaping naked clients has received an 8-year prison sentence

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 39-year-old Kirk Jackson was sentenced Thursday after a June guilty plea to 14 counts of invasion of privacy. Similar charges are pending in St. Louis and St. Louis County.

He was first charged in March 2012 after a female client saw a video camera hidden under a tissue box cover at Jackson's Atlas Massage Therapy office.

Police say they later found 140 videos taken by Jackson and saved on a computer of women in restroom stalls, tanning beds and massage therapy rooms.

Jackson is a former firefighter in the U.S. Army Reserves and an ex-corrections officer. He apologized to his victims at the hearing.

 

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