LOGAN — The criminal case against a former employee of a local gym suspected of secretly filming a woman undressing has been postponed. Tyson W. Hadfield was arrested in September after the alleged victim reported being recorded while she was inside a tanning booth.
Hadfield appeared in 1st District Court Tuesday morning. The 31-year-old Millville man was previously charged with voyeurism, a class A misdemeanor.
Public defender Ryan Holdaway told the court that he and Hadfield were still determining whether to request a preliminary hearing, where a judge will determine whether the suspect will be bound over for trial. He asked for more time while his client attends counseling.
Judge Brian Cannell said he would allow the continuance. He ordered Hadfield to appear again in court December 10.
According to a police affidavit, the alleged victim was a 19-year-old woman who said she could see she was being filmed while undressing inside the gym’s tanning booth.
The woman said she had witnessed an unknown individual holding a phone over the gap between the tanning booth wall and the ceiling. The gym’s management determined that the area was only accessible by employees and Hadfield was the only one working at the time.
The police report stated, when the gym’s management confronted Hadfield about the complaint, he acknowledged to recording the woman while she was naked from the waist up. He also showed officers a chair and mini-fridge he had used to climb high enough to gain access to the gap between the wall and the ceiling.
Hadfield remains out of jail after posting $680 bail. He could face up to a year in jail if convicted.