Back on 8-April 2012, (then) Edwardsville Police Officer, Michael Collins, 46 was charged with  felony counts of unauthorized video taping at the Image Sun Tanning Center early evening after police officers from his own police department were called to the location. Reportedly, a female victim called the police after she discovered Collins in the next room taking pictures/video over the wall while she tanned. Collins' phone was seized as evidence at the time of his arrest. Due to impartiality reasons, the Illinois State Police took over the case, along with the FBI. At the time, there were three victims. Collins was suspended by the Edwardsville Police Department. Apparently, Collins was working as a DARE officer (Drug awareness program for kids). He was with the department for about 15-years.
Collins posted his release on a $10,000 bond. Just three days after his arrest, Collins resigned from the police department.
"I am resigning from my [police] department after being accused of illegally making cell phone videos of women at a local tanning salon."
-- Michael Collins
On 11-May 2012, Collins pleaded not guilty to the charges accusing him of taking cell phone videos and pictures with his cell phone of women at the tanning salon. Prosecutors were seeking a prison sentence of 3-years and a $25,000 fine.
On 8-October 2013, Collins was sentenced after a guilty plea to 1-count of unauthorized video recording, to 2-years of probation. Reportedly, Madison County prosecutors believed that Collins was also responsible for recording other women at a Glen Carbon Tanning salon over a four day event in April 2012.
Personally, I feel like Collins got off lightly with only a 2-year probation and no fine. As a veteran police officer, he should have been fined and served at least 1-year in prison. Anything less than one year would be a misdemeanor.