A former dancer in Yuma is booked on over 100 charges of voyeurism, surreptitious videotaping, and exploitation of a minor.
"In September of this year U of A contacted the Yuma Police Department and informed us that they had arrested Bryan Wong who is 24 years of age, and also provided us information in reference to possible illegal activity that he was involved in here in Yuma," Officer Vidal Cruz with the YPD explained. She said the University of Arizona Police arrested Wong for secretly taping dancers on their campus. "Wong disclosed to them that he had also secretly placed video cameras in three different locations here in Yuma," she continued. "The Yuma Ballet Academy, the Yuma (Historic) Theatre and also the Yuma High Snider Auditorium."
Video footage of several events at the 3 locations dating back to November 2010 were found on Wong's camera.
34 male and female victims have been identified and contacted about the incidents. Police say they range in age from 6 to 41 years old.
Wong graduated from the University of Arizona School of Dance with a bachelor's degree. According to Yuma Sun archives, he was in Yuma last December as one of three featured guest artists in Ballet Yuma's presentation of “The Nutcracker.”
Born and raised in Yuma, Wong worked as a freelance professional dancer with dance companies. He also occasionally danced at the UA and collaborated with other dance companies and studios in the area.