A Wichita physical therapy assistant has surrendered his license to practice after pleading guilty to charges that he sexually battered an unconscious woman in a peacock costume and secretly recorded it on video, the state Board of Healing Arts announced Monday.
Jordan L. Stanton, 28, admitted in March to two counts of felony aggravated sexual battery and three counts of breach of privacy, said Lyon County prosecutor Amy Aranda.
Stanton committed his crimes in 2010, before he was licensed as a physical therapy assistant by the Board of Healing Arts in 2012, the case history indicates.
The charges stemmed from a police investigation finding that Stanton had used hidden cameras to record himself having sex about 290 times with a variety of women in Wichita, Derby, Emporia and Abilene, court records show.
The victim in the criminal case, identified in records as “Female 1,” was unconscious and incapable of consenting to sexual activity due to the use of alcohol or drugs, Aranda said.
The incidents occurred at a home in Emporia where Stanton had hidden video equipment to secretly record sexual liaisons with women, records said.
In one of the two criminal incidents, the woman had been drinking at home and at a Halloween party before meeting up with Stanton at a bar, where she had more drinks, according to a police affidavit filed in the case.
They returned to his apartment, where they had consensual sex.
Later, he initiated more sexual activity after the woman had passed out, leading to one of the two sexual battery charges.
Stanton recorded both the consensual and nonconsensual acts using a hidden camera. The woman said she was unaware she was being recorded and did not consent to that, leading to breach of privacy charges.
Another incident, with the same woman, had occurred about two weeks earlier, court records show.
On Monday, the Board of Healing Arts announced that Stanton had signed a consent order surrendering his license to perform physical therapy assistant services.
Neither the criminal file nor the board documents alleged that any patients were harmed by Stanton. Board officials could not immediately say where he had worked.
Stanton’s crimes came to light in 2014 when he let a girlfriend use his computer to do her homework and she found a cache of videos of him having sex with several different women, the police affidavit said.
Despite Stanton’s pleading with her and an offer to delete all the videos, the woman turned copies she’d made on a flash drive over to police, the affidavit said. An investigator obtained a search warrant and found about 290 homemade sex videos on Stanton’s computer.
The investigator was able to find some of the women, who identified Stanton and the camouflage-patterned sheets he used in his videos.
“The videos appear to have been made without the female’s knowledge or permission and the identified women have since confirmed the videos were made without their permission,” according to the affidavit by Emporia Police Detective Kelly Davis.
Stanton’s admission of guilt on five charges was part of a plea bargain to settle a 22-count criminal complaint, according to court records.
The plea agreement recommends a sentence of 64 months – 32 months for each of the two sexual battery charges – but leaves open the possibility of a sentence not involving prison time, records show.