Contact:Lieutenant Rob Saloum
Kirkland Police Department
Case #: 2018-3868
Kirkland, WA – On February 1, 2018, an administrator from the Puget Sound Adventist Academy reported suspected voyeurism to the Kirkland Police Department. The allegation involved a current volunteer coach who was formerly the school’s Athletic Director, Brenden Rajah.
The administrator reported that two juvenile students were using the athletic department’s tablet when they discovered video files of female juvenile students changing into school basketball uniforms. The students were individually invited into the coach’s office to try on uniforms and secretly recorded. Rajah was quickly identified because he had also recorded himself within the video footage, and could be seen adjusting the camera angle, turning the video on and off. The Academy administration quickly submitted their tablet as well as other school electronic devices to the police for further forensic examination.
Kirkland Police Detectives immediately initiated an investigation and secured search warrants for the electronic devices provided by the school as well as Rajah’s Kirkland residence. Around 6:30 p.m. last night, Rajah was arrested at his Kirkland residence, and a search warrant was executed resulting in the seizure of additional electronics, which will later be forensically examined. Rajah was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of Voyeurism 1st Degree, a felony crime. This investigation is ongoing.
The Kirkland Police Department is grateful for the cooperative actions of the school administration and the courage of the students who did the right thing and reported the videos.
For more information about this case, please contact Lieutenant Rob Saloum 425-425-864-1678 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.