Police arrest high school coach for voyeurism

Brenden Rajah was reported after video files of students changing into school basketball uniforms were found on the school athletic department’s tablet.

  • Monday, February 5, 2018 10:30am
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On Thursday evening, police arrested Brenden Rajah for first degree voyeurism after he was discovered recording juvenile students changing at Puget Sound Adventist Academy in Kirkland.

The arrest came after an administrator from the school reported that two juvenile students were using the athletic department’s tablet when they discovered video files of female juvenile students changing into school basketball uniforms. The students were individually invited into the coach’s office to try on uniforms and secretly recorded.

According to a press release, Rajah — a current volunteer coach and former school athletic director — was quickly identified because he had also recorded himself within the video footage and could be seen adjusting the camera angle and turning the video on and off.

Academy administration submitted the tablet as well as other school electronic devices to the Kirkland Police Department for further forensic examination.

Detectives immediately initiated an investigation and secured search warrants for the electronic devices provided by the school as well as Rajah’s Kirkland residence.

Rajah was arrested around 6:30 p.m. on Thursday and a search warrant was executed resulting in the seizure of additional electronics, which will later be forensically examined, the release states. He was booked into the King County Jail for investigation. The investigation is ongoing.

“The Kirkland Police Department is grateful for the cooperative actions of the school administration and the courage of the students who did the right thing and reported the videos,” the release states.

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