***** Today ( May 8th ) Layton Kessler was sentenced for the 4 crimes he pled guilty to back in February of this year ********
Last year in August, a woman found a hidden recorder in a speaker in one of the tanning rooms at Planet Fitness. Kessler was an employee at the time, and he quickly admitted to his boss what he had done. He lost his job and then was arrested on 4 counts of Surreptitious intrusion-Installing or using device ( Misdemeanor ). He changed his not guilty plea to guilty on all counts this past February, and today - May 8th - he was sentenced. ndcourts.gov which is available to the general public, noted that Kessler was sentenced to the Burleigh Morton Detention Center. He will also have to register as a sex offender and will face years of probation. According to kfyrtv.com  "A Burleigh County judge has sentenced a Bismarck man to a little less than six and half months in the Burleigh Morton Detention Center for hiding cameras in a tanning bed at a local gym"



This is what I wrote last month...

I remember seeing the post on Facebook from a shocked and frightened young woman here in Bismarck last year. An incident happened at a local fitness center, inside a private tanning room - a woman found a recording device inside a speaker. That same afternoon a suspect was fired from his job after admitting what he did through a text message to his boss. 46-year-old Layton Kessler was charged with four counts of surreptitious intrusion - misdemeanors. His bail was set at $3,000.

Suspect has already pleaded guilty

This past February Layton pleaded guilty to all of the counts he has been charged with. According to the inforum.com "Layton Kessler faces nearly a year in prison on each of the four counts charged as misdemeanors. Fines of up to $3,000 are also possible for each count. Kessler made no other comments during the hearing other than to plead guilty to the charges. He had been scheduled to stand trial beginning last February" A search of Kessler's past shows no past convictions in North Dakota.


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