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Man gets probation, time served in Planet Fitness tanning bed spy case
Camden Eades
Camden Eades

A former Planet Fitness employee pleaded guilty to recording five women with an iPhone while they used a tanning bed, according to court documents.

Camden Blake Eades, 26, of Gainesville, was sentenced earlier this month to 9 months behind bars followed by the remainder of the 10 years on probation. He will be given credit for time previously served.

Defense attorney Jeff Cox did not return a request for comment.

“The female victims were recorded, without their consent, after they took off clothes in a private place, a tanning bed, which is out of public view,” Sgt. Kevin Holbrook said in July.

Holbrook said videos of the women in the nude were found once police gained access to the phone.

A Gainesville Police officer responded March 29, 2018, to the John Morrow Parkway Planet Fitness location after a woman saw a phone in the room, grabbed it and notified police.

The additional warrants for Eades were taken out July 19 and served at the Hall County Jail on July 27, where Eades has remained since the original arrest. The charges for the new crimes were considered a violation of his probation from a 2017 driving under the influence charge.

A January indictment lists five different women who were unlawfully observed and recorded with an iPhone between March 22-29, 2018.

Following the original charge, Planet Fitness released a statement on the incident.

“At Planet Fitness the safety and privacy of our members is our No. 1 priority. The employee in question was immediately terminated, and the franchise owner is working closely with the local authorities to assist in the investigation in any way possible,” the company said.

According to the terms of probation, Eades can have no contact with the five women and must avoid their homes, schools and workplaces. He must also avoid contact with anyone under the age of 16 who is not related by blood or marriage.

A psychosexual evaluation was ordered by Superior Court Judge Clint Bearden as well as paying “for any counseling or treatment for any of the victims in this case that go beyond what medical insurance provides including copays,” according to court documents.

Eades will also be subject to the sex offender conditions of probation.