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Court: Man recorded 15-year-old girl over dressing room wall

Posted: 3:16 PM, Jun 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-10 16:16:51-04
Man charged for secretly taping teen, woman at Oak Park Mall Forever 21

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Court documents were released Monday in a case of a man charged with secretly taping a 15-year-old girl one day after he was sentenced to probation for a similar crime.

Johnson County prosecutors last week charged Anthony DeLapp , 33, with one count of breaching the privacy of the teen on May 31, 2019.

Olathe Police detectives allege that DeLapp was in the dressing room at the Target store off of Strang Line Road when they 15-year-old victim entered and was trying on a swim suit. While changing, she spotted a cell phone hanging over the top of the dressing room divider.

The victim opened the door of the dressing room next to her and allegedly confronted DeLapp, who fled the store. After he left the store, the teen notified store management of the situation.

Surveillance video backed up the teen’s story, and further analysis by police identified the suspect as DeLapp, in part because he was wearing a hat from a Joplin, Missouri-area high school where he lived.

Police interviewed DeLapp on June 4, where he admitted to being in the store and in the dressing room area, but denied filming at the store and that he had lost his cell phone.

DeLapp was previously charged with one count of breach of privacy for secretly taking photos of two people at a Forever 21 store at Oak Park Mall in 2017.

DeLapp pleaded guilty last week to the charge as part of a plea agreement that resulted in him serving no jail time.

As part of the plea agreement, DeLapp was sentenced to 18 months probation and must undergo sex offenders treatment. He is banned from Oak Park Mall and isn't allowed to have contact with the victims or their families.

DeLapp is scheduled for a hearing on June 13 on both cases – a preliminary hearing on the new charges, and a hearing on violating his probation in the old case.

He remains in custody on a $50,000 bond.