Canton Twp. man charged with filming in changing areas of swim club, local gym

Plymouth — A 44-year-old Canton Township man was formally charged Tuesday with filming people in changing areas of a swim club and the tanning room of a local gym.

Futa Sakamoto was charged Tuesday in 35th District Court in Plymouth with being behind the incidents.


Sakamoto was charged with capturing/disturbing image of an unclothed person, a five-year felony; surveillance of an unclothed person, a two-year felony; and eavesdropping and the installation/the use of a device to observe, record or photograph, a two-year felony.

Sakamoto was given a $250,000 bond and was ordered by 35th District Court Judge Mike Gerou to wear a GPS tether if he is released on bond.

Police say they were called to an Aqua-Tots Swim Schools location on Joy Road in Canton Township after a woman observed a recording device that was aimed at the clothes-changing stall she was using. The woman confronted the suspect and then told the swim club's staff about the recording device.

Wayne County Circuit Court records show the alleged incident was reported Monday.

The investigation into the Aqua-Tots incident led police to the discovery of additional recordings that police say came from filming at a Planet Fitness, according to authorities.

Canton Township Police Department detectives are trying to contact potential victims from the Planet Fitness incident or incidents, police said Tuesday.

Police did not indicate which Planet Fitness location they were investigating.

Sakamoto's probable cause conference is scheduled for Sept. 6 and a preliminary examination is set for Sept. 13 in 35th District Court.

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