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SLCPD looking for more potential victims in electronic voyeurism case

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Posted at 2:03 PM, Jan 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-20 16:03:57-05

SALT LAKE CITY — A Salt Lake City landlord accused of videotaping several of his tenants in compromising positions is now out of jail, but police say their investigation continues and they’re now searching for more potential victims.

Larry Phillips, 69, is now awaiting his next court appearance. According to a court docket, Phillips faces more than a dozen charges, including four second-degree felony counts of burglary and nine class A misdemeanor counts of voyeurism by electronic equipment.

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Investigators said they found Phillips in possession of video footage showing people undressing in a locker room, and police have recently determined the locker room is part of a now-closed 24 Hour Fitness club in Sugar House.

Phillips is accused of sneaking into his tenants’ rooms at his Salt Lake City property and placing small cameras in bedrooms and bathrooms.

One tenant became suspicious last summer and called the police.

Detectives say Phillips had dozens of videos of people in compromising positions, including footage from the locker room and also a local art studio where students posed in the nude.

“We saw camera footage from a 24 Hour Fitness and also from an art class where there were nude models, so we’re just seeking anyone coming forward to see if they might be a victim in this case since it is a possibility he put cameras in other locations that we don’t know about,” said Det. Marie Stewart, SLCPD.

Police are also looking for information about the art studio, which they said is in the Salt Lake area. Videos of students modeling in the nude at the art studio were taken sometime within the past couple of years.

Anyone with information that may aid the Salt Lake City Police Department in their investigation is urged to call 801-799-3000.