Kirkland Police arrest high school basketball coach on voyeurism charge
February 03, 2018
(KIRKLAND, WA.) – Police in Kirkland have arrested a volunteer basketball coach for investigation of voyeurism as the result of an incident where young girls were filmed without their knowledge.
Arrested and booked into the King County jail for investigation of Voyeurism 1st Degree, a felony crime was Brenden Rajah, a current current volunteer coach at Puget Sound Adventist Academy who was formerly the school’s Athletic Director.
In a news release, Kirkland Police said an administrator at the school reported a case of suspected voyeurism to the department.
“The administrator reported that two juvenile students were using the athletic department’s tablet (computer) when they discovered video files of female juvenile students changing into school basketball uniforms,” said the police statement. “The students were individually invited into the coach’s office to try on uniforms and secretly recorded. Rajah was quickly identified because he had also recorded himself within the video footage, and could be seen adjusting the camera angle, turning the video on and off.”
Police say the Academy administration quickly submitted their tablet as well as other school electronic devices to the police for further forensic examination.
Kirkland Police Detectives started an investigation and secured search warrants for the electronic devices provided by the school as well as Rajah’s Kirkland residence.
Around 6:30 p.m. Thursday night, Rajah was arrested at his Kirkland residence, and a search warrant was executed resulting in the seizure of additional electronics, which will later be forensically examined.
Police say the investigation is ongoing.