WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - A former Wichita State University director used a hidden camera to record videos of a female in various stages of undress in a bedroom earlier this year, according to a newly-released court document. 

Christopher Garnier is charged with six counts each of breach of privacy and sexual exploitation of a child under the age of 18. An affidavit says Garnier's wife told police her husband had ordered a hidden camera alarm clock from Amazon and had six videos of a nude female on his phone.

Police searched the phone and found the six videos of the female in a bedroom at Garnier's apartment. Court documents have not listed the victim's age.

Garnier was hired in July 2023 as WSU business school's director of executive education. A university spokesperson said his last day of employment was May 10. 

Garnier posted bond on May 17. His next court date is scheduled for June 17.


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A former Wichita State University director has been charged with child sex crimes.

According to court documents, 46-year-old Christopher Garnier was charged with six counts of breaching privacy on May 14. The documents state that Garnier unlawfully and knowingly used a camera to record a victim under their clothing secretly or while they were getting dressed. 

Christopher Garnier (Sedgwick County Jail)

The charges state that the incidents occurred twice on April 20, once on April 21, and three times on April 24, all involving the same victim. The age of the victim was not stated.

On Wednesday, Garnier was charged with six counts of sexual exploitation of a child. 

The new charges add that Garnier enticed or coerced a child under 18 to "engage in sexually explicit conduct with the intent to promote any performance," the documents state. 

A judge issued a protection order against Garnier, stating he was not to have any contact with anyone under the age of 18. 

According to WSU's website, Garnier was named as the W. Frank Barton School of Business' new Director of Executive Education in July of 2023. In court documents dated on May 7, Garnier stated that he had been unemployed for one week, with his last employer listed as WSU. 

A WSU spokesperson said Dr. Garnier’s last day of employment was May 10.

The spokesperson said Wichita State will have no further comment out of respect for the legal process and to protect the privacy of all involved parties.