A Beacon Hill man who admitted filming eight women in the Cinerama movie theater restroom won't serve any time in jail, a King County Superior Court judge ruled Friday.
As part of a plea agreement, Philip Michael Thomas was sentenced to 30 days of community service and required to register as a sex offender after pleading guilty to one count of voyeurism, a felony. Thomas, 21, is also required to undergo a sexual deviancy screening and may have to undergo therapy.
Thomas was arrested Aug. 11 after a patron discovered a video camera planted in a women's restroom at the downtown Seattle theater. While reviewing the recording, officers discovered that Thomas had inadvertently videotaped himself while setting up the camera.
According to court documents, police found recordings of eight women, as well as images of another woman at her home.
After his arrest, Thomas told police he set up the camera in a single-stall women's room because "he knew that he wasn't going to film any kids," according to police statements.
At sentencing, Thomas apologized for his crime.
"This was a very dumb mistake," Thomas told Judge Chris Washington. "I'm deeply sorry for what I did."
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Another Beacon Hill Man in the News
From today's P-I: