August 1, 2014

Tanning salon employee arrested for peeping on customers

An employee at a Sumter tanning salon was arrested for peeping on women while they were using the salon’s tanning beds.

Sumter Police said they took 19-year-old Robert Glenn Rodgers Jr. of Mayesville into custody after two women accused him of photographing them while they were finishing their sessions at The Beach Tanning Salon.

Investigators said a 31-year-old woman told them she saw a camera or cell phone up on the divider between the tanning bed she was using and the main lobby where Rodgers was working. One of the woman’s friends said she saw Rodgers standing near the area where the camera was sitting.

Another 41-year-old woman told police that she thought she was being photographed on a different day.

Rodger’s is being charged with two counts of voyeurism.

South Carolina Radio Network’s Tripp Girardeau contributed to this report.