Man who recorded teen in Johnson County dressing room gets 3 years in prison

Anthony DeLapp
Posted at 4:26 PM, Nov 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-18 17:26:33-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man who secretly taped a teenage girl in a dressing room at a Johnson County store will serve three years in prison.

Anthony DeLapp, 36, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to a breach of privacy charge stemming from the incident at an Olathe Target store on May 31, 2019.

A judge sentenced DeLapp to 36 months in prison. He also will need to register as a sex offender for life.

DeLapp had been sentenced to probation on a similar charge only one day before the incident at the Target store. Olathe police said he was in a dressing room at the store off South Strang Line Road when the 15-year-old victim entered to try on a swim suit.

The teen saw the cellphone hanging over the dressing room divider and confronted DeLapp. She also notified store management, police said.

In 2017, DeLapp was charged with one count of breach of privacy for secretly taking photos of two people at the Forever 21 store at the Oak Park Mall. He pleaded guilty to that charge and was sentenced to probation.

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