A Johnson County judge sentenced a 39-year-old registered sex offender Thursday to nearly three years in prison for photographing unsuspecting women inside a bathroom at Johnson County Community College.
Following recommendations in the plea agreement, Judge Thomas M. Sutherland issued the 34-month sentence to Saysavat Noy Bounyadeth of Lenexa.
Bounyadeth pleaded guilty in July to three felony counts of invasion of privacy. Sutherland sentenced Bounyadeth to 17 months in prison on the first count and nine and eight months on the others.
Before sentencing, Bounyadeth told Sutherland he would like to apologize to the women and hoped the judge would accept the apology for them.
Sutherland set a hearing regarding restitution to one victim for Sept. 8.
The charges stemmed from an April 27 incident during which a woman noticed Bounyadeth using his cellphone to take her picture inside a restroom on the Overland Park campus.
As the woman chased him, construction workers who heard her screams caught and held Bounyadeth until campus police arrived.
Prosecutors initially charged him with two felony counts of invasion of privacy for that incident and a similar incident from a week earlier. Prosecutors added a third count after finding pictures of other women on his cellphone.
Investigators found 30 to 40 videos on the phone taken at the college, but they were unable to identify the victims.
Bounyadeth’s arrest in April came about a month after he was released from prison. He had been imprisoned late last year after his probation was revoked for failing to complete sex offender treatment in a “sexually motivated” burglary case.
In that incident, Bounyadeth broke into an Olathe women’s apartment in December 2013 and stole underwear and lingerie. After pleading guilty, he was required to register as a sex offender.
He was sentenced to a year prison. He has been credited with serving 185 days, according to prosecutors. The remainder of that sentence is to run consecutively with Thursday’s sentencing.