Lakewood man charged with taking video of women in tanning beds

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LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A 36-year-old man has been accused of breaking into tanning booths in Lakewood and taking video of unclothed women while they were tanning, the First Judicial District Attorney’s Office said Friday.

As of Friday afternoon, the DA’s Office had brought 84 different charges against the accused peeper.

Brandon Hansen, 36, was arrested Aug. 19. Lakewood police were contacted by the Denver Police Department in late July after an investigation involving Hansen uncovered details that numerous videos of unclothed women in tanning beds during tanning session.

Hansen also stands accused of taking videos underneath women’s skirts as they rode up an escalator at the Denver Pavilions, which is located in the 500 block of Denver’s 16th Street Mall area.

In an arrest affidavit, detectives indicated they seized Hansen’s phone after he was arrested in connections with the Denver Pavilions incident. That’s when the footage from “At the Beach” tanning salon, located at 7205 West Colfax Avenue in Lakewood, surfaced.

Hansen had a membership to the salon that was cancelled in May, according to the affidavit, because he was attempting to come into the salon multiple times a day, despite the salon’s policy of allowing patrons to tan just once over the course of a 24-hour period.

Court records show each of the women filmed in 29 videos at the tanning salon were in a private booth with the door closed and secured. Investigators have identified nine women and one 17-year-old female who are believed to have been taped while tanning.

In total, detectives indicated they found 125 videos on Hansen’s seized phone, including those 29 videos from the Lakewood salon.

Among the other videos were 72 videos showing Hansen attempting to film up females’ skirts in Denver, two pornographic videos of Hansen engaging in consensual sex with women who may or may not have given consent to be filmed and nine “peeping Tom” videos in which Hansen filmed females changing through their bedroom windows.

Hansen now faces 11 counts of second-degree burglary, a felony, 14 counts of invasion of privacy for sexual gratification and a violation of a protection order, among other charges.

Hansen was freed on $50,000 bond and is due back in court Oct. 1.

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