A former teacher and soccer coach at a Tacoma private school faces accusations he repeatedly watched student athletes change in the locker room through a storage closet window.
Anthony Natalie, Jr., 38, was charged with voyeurism last week after Evergreen Lutheran High School’s principal reported him for possible lewd behavior.
On Monday, Principal Theodore Klug told The News Tribune the school wouldn’t comment on the incident other than to confirm Natalie no longer works at the school.
According to court documents:
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Two teachers contacted Klug after they noticed the blinds in a storage room, which contains a window to the girls’ locker room, appeared to have been disturbed.
When the defendant was asked how many times this had occurred, the defendant answered it was only a recent thing and that he was “curious.
Charging papers for Anthony Natalie, Jr., who is accused of voyeurism.
One of the teachers told detectives that on multiple occasions she’d found the vertical blind blades in the storage closet had been flipped, as if they had been moved, after she’d put them back to their normal position.
All the tampering occurred between 3 p.m. and 3:15 p.m., when girls on sports teams change for practice.
In response, Klug set up a surveillance video so he could monitor activity in the storage room from his office.
On Oct. 20, Klug attended a meeting and recorded the storage-room footage while he was away.
He later checked the footage, which showed a figure enter the storage room about 3:05 p.m. and turn off a light in an adjacent hallway.
The figure then moved to the area of the window and light is seen shining through, indicating movement of the blinds.
Klug said he recognized the figure as the boys soccer coach, Natalie, who admitted he was in the video.
“When the defendant was asked how many times this had occurred, the defendant answered it was only a recent thing and that he was ‘curious,’” according to charging papers.
Klug then informed the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.
Evergreen Lutheran is a private religious school with an enrollment of about 120 students. It’s on Waller Road East, just outside the Tacoma city limits.