NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The former manager of a Gulch gym has been accused of stealing intimate photos of clients and taking pictures of clients undressing.
Metro police said 29-year-old Nikko Glasper is facing 40 charges of computer act theft and four charges of unlawful photography.
Glasper, who was the training manager at QNTM Fit Life Gym, allegedly sent himself private images from several female clients' phones. Police said he would gain access to the phones for "seemingly legitimate purposes" and make copies of the images for himself.
After a search warrant was executed on his phone, investigators found more victims dating back as far as May 2019.
Additionally, police said the personal trainer took private photos of multiple clients while they undressed as part of a body composition scan at the gym. The clients believed they were protected by a privacy screen.
When they stopped to think of what happened, it's the details that made it even harder to imagine for members like Emily Peery. She's new to the gym and doesn't have a personal trainer. After what she's just heard, that won't change any time soon.
"You pay for it and you go there to workout and it's sad to hear professionals are taking advantage," Peery said.
Glasper was arrested by special victims detectives and a criminal court judge set his bond at $25,000.
In total, six victims came forward, but police believe there could be more. Some of the images they discovered on Glasper's phone show only body parts, so they say it's hard to identify who was photographed. Police say if you believe you were a victim and had photos stolen, contact the Sexual Assault Investigative Unit at 615-862-7540.
We don't know if all the photos were taken at QNTM, but members like Michael Fillauer say the gym shouldn't have to take the blame for one man's actions.
"I hope they do the right thing and make sure he's no longer employed there. I'd hate to see the gym suffer because of one bad apple or a couple of bad apples," Fillauer said.
Peery feels the same way and says that's part of the reason she intends on keeping her membership. It's what happened however, that certainly has her thinking of who is watching no matter where she is.
"It kind of makes you uncomfortable, but again you just have to be aware and as safe as you can be," Peery said.
Glasper was fired from QNTM shortly before the investigation launched in July. Gym owner Johnny Wilkins released the following statement in response to Glasper's arrest:
"Because there is an ongoing legal investigation, QNTM Fit Life is unfortunately unable to discuss specifics about the recent arrest of a past employee. We would like to assure the entire Nashville community that there is absolutely no place in the QNTM Fit Life community for the actions that resulted in this person’s arrest.
Protecting the health and safety of our clients and team members is our number one priority at all times, and anything that takes away from that mission will not be tolerated in the QNTM Fit Life community. Anything less is unacceptable."