Tanning bed peeping suspect waives prelim

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MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) – The case of a 25-year-old man who’s accused of secretly recording people as they tanned at a Muskegon health club is one step closer to trial.

Trent Jannenga waived his preliminary hearing in Muskegon County District Court Wednesday afternoon, and his case was bound over to Muskegon County Circuit Court.

On Feb. 12, Jannenga was arrested after he admitted to videotaping several people in tanning beds with a cellphone at the Planet Fitness on Henry Street.

The recordings happened while Jannenga was working at the health club, and without the victims’ knowledge, police said.

Police were alerted to the situation when a 21-year-old woman from Norton Shores, who had been tanning at Planet Fitness, got out of her tanning bed and noticed a cellphone in the booth.

Jannenga did not initially admit to the recordings. He even went as far as to call 911 to report that his cellphone had been stolen at the same time that he was found out – although he later told officers he had made it all up, police said.

After Jannenga was arrested, investigators said they had no evidence to show that he had saved or shared the videos he recorded while at work.

Police are still investigating to see if there are additional victims.

Wednesday, the judge kept Jannenga’s bond at $100,000. He is currently lodged in the Muskegon County Jail and is facing felony charges of capturing/distributing images of an unclothed person and false report of a felony.

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