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Cole Charles Corrigan

Cole Charles Corrigan.

Cole Charles Corrigan pleaded guilty to two counts of illegally recording patrons in restroom, being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun

San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow announced today that San Luis Obispo City resident Cole Charles Corrigan, 36, has been sentenced to serve 364 days in jail following his Nov. 28, 2023, guilty plea to two counts of illegally recording patrons within the restroom of now-shuttered CCC Fitness and to being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun.

In his guilty plea to illegally possessing the handgun, Corrigan admitted a 2007 felony conviction for possessing narcotics for sale. Corrigan is also subject to two years of formal probation, including conditions that he submits to a search of his person or property, including electronic devices, submit to periodic drug and polygraph testing, possess no weapons, and undergo sex offender counseling.

At the time of the illegal recording, Corrigan was the owner of CCC Fitness in San Luis Obispo. The surreptitious video recording occurred in Aug. 2023. During the investigation, officers served a search warrant on Corrigan’s vehicle and found he illegally possessed a handgun.

The case was investigated by the San Luis Obispo Police Department and prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Kimberly R. Dittrich of the District Attorney’s Sexual Assault Prosecution Team.

 


Update posted Nov. 29, 2023: 

Former fitness club owner pleads guilty to illegal video recording at facility

San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow has announced that San Luis Obispo City resident Cole Charles Corrigan, 36, has pleaded guilty to two counts of illegally recording patrons within the restroom of the now-shuttered CCC Fitness, and to being a felon in possession of a handgun. The illegal video recording counts are misdemeanors. The gun charge is a felony.

At the time of the illegal recording, Corrigan was the owner of CCC Fitness in San Luis Obispo. The video recording occurred in Aug. 2023. On Sept. 13, 2023, officers served a search warrant and he was found to illegally be in possession of a handgun. In his guilty plea to illegally possessing the handgun, Corrigan admitted a 2007 felony conviction for possessing narcotics for the purpose of sale.

Corrigan is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 19, 2023, in Department 10 of the San Luis Obispo County Superior Court, with the Honorable Jesse Marino presiding.

The case was investigated by the San Luis Obispo Police Department and is being prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Kimberly R. Dittrich of the District Attorney’s Sexual Assault Prosecution Team.

 


Update posted Nov. 4, 2023:

Update: Police asking DA to press additional charge in hidden camera case

– On Aug. 23, the San Luis Obispo Police Department received a report of a hidden camera that had been discovered in the restroom of CCC Fitness located at 81 Higuera Street in San Luis Obispo.

Cole Corrigan was identified as a suspect in the investigation and a search warrant was served at his residence in Morro Bay on Sept. 13. During the service of that warrant, electronic devices were seized and analysis of those devices has now been completed. Two victims were identified that were captured on the hidden camera in the restroom, and those two victims have been notified. There are no additional victims detectives are seeking to contact.

This portion of the investigation has concluded and will be forwarded to the SLO County District Attorney’s Office for review. SLOPD is asking that an additional charge of misdemeanor filming in an area where there is an expectation of privacy be filed against Corrigan.

 

 


Update posted Sept. 15, 2023:

Weapon, drug charges filed against gym owner in hidden camera case

– On Wednesday, detectives from the San Luis Obispo Police Department served a search warrant at a home in the 2000 block of Bayview in Morro Bay. The search warrant was obtained as part of the investigation into the video camera found in the bathroom of CCC Fitness in late August.

During the search of the Morro Bay home occupied by 35-year-old Cole Corrigan, detectives found a non-serialized handgun, commonly referred to as a ghost gun. Corrigan has a prior felony, drug-related conviction which makes him a prohibited person from possessing a firearm or ammunition. Also found during the search was a misdemeanor quantity of a controlled substance.
Corrigan was present during the service of the search warrant and was placed under arrest.  He was booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail for the following charges:
  • PC 29800(a)(1) – Felon in Possession of Firearm – Felony
  • PC 30305(a)(1) – Felon in Possession of Ammunition – Felony
  • PC 24610 – Possession of Undetectable Firearm (Ghost Gun) – Misdemeanor
  • HS 11377(a)(1) – Possession of Controlled Substance – Misdemeanor
The investigation into the hidden video camera at CCC Fitness is ongoing and charges related to that investigation have not yet been sent to the San Luis Obispo District Attorney, according to SLOPD.
If you have any information about this crime, please call the San Luis Obispo Police Department at (805) 781-7312 or Crime Stoppers at (805) 549-STOP or visit www.SLOtips.org.

Original article posted Aug. 30, 2023:

SLO Police investigating report of hidden camera in gym restroom

– The San Luis Obispo Police Department is actively investigating a reported hidden camera reportedly found in a restroom of a gym at 81 Higuera Street in San Luis Obispo, according to a recent Facebook post by the department.

Citizens are asked to contact Sgt. Kemp at (805) 783-7765 if they have information to provide related to this investigation. No further information is available at this time.

 

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