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Caleb Seip records video of women undressing inside theater, police say

By Ryan Hughes, Reporter, RHughes@wfmz.com
Published On: Feb 22 2013 03:57:13 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 22 2013 04:52:54 PM CST

A Berks County man is accused of using his cell phone to record video of women taking their clothes off inside a theater.

EPHRATA, Pa. -

A Berks County man is accused of using his cell phone to record video of women taking their clothes off inside a theater.

Caleb Seip was charged with two counts of invasion of privacy. According to police, it happened two separate times in December, and more than 10 minutes of video was recorded on the phone.

Seip, 24, of Wyomissing, is used to performing on stage. He was an actor at the Ephrata Performing Arts Center in Lancaster County.  

Now, Seip landed a role his mother said does not fit his character.

"I'm disappointed in him because he can do better than this," said Joyce Seip.

Seip is accused of using his cell phone to record women changing costumes inside the theater's dressing room.

"It was a place where the lady should of had privacy, and he invaded it," said Lt. Chris McKim, Ephrata Police Dept.

According to court documents, the cell phone was hidden on a shelf mixed in with shoes, and was pointed upward to record the women.

One woman found the phone, saw herself getting undressed, and turned it into police, said investigators.

"If you knew Caleb, he is not a malicious person. I think he made a really bad call," said Karen Fox, Seip's neighbor.

Seip admitted he intentionally set the phone to record women changing, and other inappropriate images were found on the phone, said police.

The theater released a statement that read, in part, "The Ephrata Performing Arts Center is deeply disturbed by the allegations against Mr. Seip. We are fully cooperating with the Ephrata Borough Police Department. Mr. Seip is no longer associated with this organization."

According to Seip's mother, he's been acting since he was a child.

"I've always been his number one fan. It's disappointing of course to have your son do something stupid like that," said Joyce.