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Police: Some women may be unaware they are invasion of privacy victims

Colin Clubb Colin Clubb
Carthage fitness center Carthage fitness center
Steadley Elementary School Steadley Elementary School

A Carthage, Missouri area teenager could face time in prison after police charge with him invasion of privacy.  A court date has been set for the man who police say used his cell phone to capture either fully or partially naked women.

Though the man has been arrested, officials say the case is not over yet.

"Whatever we put out on the internet is there forever," says Jasper County Prosecutor Dean Dankelson.

Police say last month, 17-year-old Colin Clubb used a cell phone to record a naked woman who was using one of two tanning beds at a 24-hour fitness center in Carthage.  According to police, four days later, Clubb used his cell phone again to secretly record, this time capturing two naked women.  The gym's co-owner says Clubb, who used to be a member of the fitness center, seemed "normal and respectable."

"We try really hard to make our gyms a safe environment for our members, as we possibly can.  But not being staffed 24 hours, there's always a chance of something happening," says Matt Baumann with 24Hour Gym.

The gym's co-owner and police say the three women who were recorded and were customers have been identified and ere notified of the incidents.  

The same day Clubb allegedly recorded his second and third woman at the gym, police say Clubb then hid his cell phone inside a faculty bathroom at nearby Steadley Elementary School.  Police say the phone was found by a woman underneath a sink.  Officials say they found a 33 minute video on the phone, showing partially naked women.  There were five women involved.  Only one woman, the one who found the phone, has been identified by police.  

Officials say the cell phone video shows Clubb, who was a summer tutor at the school, setting up the camera in the bathroom.

"Seventeen years old, now they're old enough to know better," says Carthage resident Delores Kennell.  I think they should screen people who work and tutor.  I think they should be of high standards.  Now, he could have been."

The school district's new superintendent did not want to comment, saying he doesn't know enough of what happened.  Jasper County's prosecutor says he's not aware of these alleged videos being distributed or uploaded to the internet, but he still has a warning.

"If you have kids, you might want to monitor what they put on social media," says Jasper County Prosecutor Dean Dankelson.

Clubb faces a Class D Felony, punishable by up to four years in prison.  The co-owner of the fitness center where police say the crimes happened says he has since made sure to give out emergency contact numbers to registered guests.

Police say the dates that the alleged crimes happened are: 6/19/2015 cell phone was in school bathroom; 6/22/2015 cell phone was in school bathroom; 6/17/2015 cell phone was at fitness center; 6/22/2015 cell phone was at fitness center


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