Former Federal Way basketball player facing voyeurism charges

Detectives filed the case with the King County Prosecutors Office on Friday.

A former Federal Way High School basketball player who allegedly filmed two female students performing sex acts with another basketball player on two separate occasions in 2016 is facing two charges of voyeurism.

Federal Way detectives, who filed the case with the King County Prosecutors Office on Friday, said they are recommending these charges, according to Federal Way police commander Kurt Schwan.

Police reopened the 2016 voyeurism case as an active criminal investigation on Oct. 18 after police spoke with “cooperating witnesses,” Schwan previously told the Mirror.

One of the alleged victims, Tally Thomas, filed a tort claim against Federal Way Public Schools last month for $3.5 million. Thomas claimed she was videotaped against her will performing oral sex on an Eagles varsity basketball player that she was romantically involved with, according to the suit.

According to a police report, another similar incident involving another female student had also been filmed from a closet without her permission while she performed sex acts on a male student.

Thomas also alleged that the school’s head basketball coach, Jerome Collins, was aware of this incident, had watched the video in question and failed to report the situation to authorities, according to the Oct. 16 Federal Way police report.

The school district subsequently placed Collins on paid administrative leave.

Thomas’s attorney could not be reached for immediate comment.

The Mirror, which does not name suspects who have not been formally charged, will update this story as more information becomes available.

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