Edmonds resident David Gregg McMillen was arraigned Monday, June 16 at the Kent Regional Justice Center on two counts of voyeurism (see My Edmonds News article here). He remains free on $25,000 bail.
The charges stem from two separate incidents in which McMillen allegedly recorded sexually explicit videos of women without their knowledge or consent. The incidents took place in May and June of 2013, both in King County.
A former science teacher at Selah Junior High in Yakima County, McMillen was dismissed from his job in 2011 for allegedly mounting a video camera under the desk of a female student to capture “upskirt” videos. Another video camera was found concealed inside a radio alarm clock mounted directly in front of the victim’s assigned work station. Detectives from the Selah Police Department conducted a “very intensive” investigation, and as a result McMillen was charged with one count of voyeurism, two counts of attempted voyeurism, and one count of tampering with physical evidence. He is currently pending trial in Yakima County on these charges.
As previously reported, McMillen had amassed a collection of “approximately 1,500” sexually explicit videos on two external hard drives, which he kept in his home overlooking Edmonds’ Hummingbird Hill Park. According to the detective’s report, the videos show McMillen “having sex with various women“ one of which appeared to be “approximately 14 years old.” Additionally many of the videos show “young female victims being surreptitiously filmed in locations including…Wal-Mart stores, shopping malls, outdoor locations, going up escalators, restaurants, hotel rooms, and espresso stands.” The latter show baristas “exposing themselves as he (McMillen) paid high tips.”
Turned over to detectives by McMillen’s estranged wife in January, the videos provided critical evidence in support of the current charges, and are being closely examined here and in other Washington counties for possible additional criminal charges.
This evidence led to issuance of a search warrant by the Yakima County Superior Court for his home and vehicle. The warrant was served on May 14 by Edmonds Police and the U.S. Secret Service. During the raid, authorities found the kitchen table positioned to overlook Hummingbird Hill Park, a pair of binoculars on the counter next to the table and a piece of paper that appeared to be a logbook documenting activities of neighborhood adults and children.
McMillen’s next court appearance is set for Aug. 7, an omnibus hearing at which the court will determine the admissibility of evidence and provide the prosecutor and defense counsel with an opportunity to enter motions such as continuance or dismissal. The court may also set a trial date at this time.
— By Larry Vogel