Her friend alerted her to the porn video. Now this man is in jail


A Whatcom County man was arrested after he allegedly video recorded sexual encounters with a woman without her permission and posted them to a porn website.

William David Kruse, 49, of Sedro Woolley, was booked Wednesday morning on suspicion of voyeurism. Kruse’s arraignment is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Feb. 9.

In mid-January a woman called the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office and told detectives she found explicit videos that included her on a porn website and suspected Kruse as the one who recorded and posted them, according to Chief Criminal Deputy Doug Chadwick.

The woman told detectives she was told by a friend about a video that showed her having sex with Kruse, Chadwick said.

The woman said she didn’t know she was being recorded, or give Kruse permission to do so or post the images and video online, Chadwick said.

Chadwick said the type of device or camera used to record the woman is unknown, but the recording devices appeared to have been “placed covertly” in the bedroom and bathroom.

Kruse did not make any statements at the time of his arrest, Chandwick said.

Denver Pratt: 360-715-2236, @DenverPratt