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Man accused of snooping in girls’ locker rooms pleads guilty

Jarrid Percy-Lahaie, 23, has a habit of taking photos of someone undressed, authorities said.

NORTON SHORES, Mich. — The man accused of gaining access to two girls’ locker rooms at Mona Shores Middle School after hours has pleaded guilty.

According to online court documents, Jarrid Percy-Lahaie, 23, of Roosevelt Park, pleaded nolo pretend Tuesday.

13 ON YOUR SIDE first received reports of a man having access to the girls’ locker room on Jan. 8, and we filed a Freedom of Information Act request to learn more.

On Friday, January 19, Mona Shores Public Schools and the Norton Shores Police Department shared more details about their investigation which took place at the middle school after hours on December 5, 2023.

Authorities identified the suspect as Percy-Lahaie. He was charged with breaking and entering a building with intent, which is a 10-year felony.

Percy-Lahaie has a habit of taking photos of someone undressed. He was previously convicted in Ottawa County of capturing and distributing images of an undressed person and of a home invasion in Muskegon County.

Norton Shores Police said they received a call just before 4:30 p.m. on December 5, 2023 about a suspicious person on the college campus.

Officers said a man illegally entered the school after hours and entered the seventh/eighth grade girls’ locker room for approximately four minutes and then entered the sixth grade girls’ locker room.

A student spotted the man entering one of the locker rooms, causing him to run out of the building, police said.

Authorities closed access to the locker rooms and searched the space. They didn’t find anything suspicious. The Michigan State Police Technical Unit and Canine Unit also searched the inside of the locker room and found nothing.

The locker rooms were later deemed safe and were reopened to students.

Officers used video surveillance from the school which they believe clearly identifies the suspect. He was quickly arrested for bail jumping and conditional detention.

Investigators searched the man’s devices and found no images of Mona Shores staff or students. They also searched the man’s social media and found no images of Mona Shores staff or students.

The Muskegon County Prosecutor’s Office charged Percy-Lahaie on January 18.

He is expected to return to court in July for a sentencing hearing.

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