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James D. Mattson

Vancouver School District employee charged with 137 counts of first-degree voyeurism.

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Since 2007, Mattson has worked as a custodian, building operator and coach at schools throughout the district such as Skyview High School and Alki Middle School.

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School Custodian Charged After Secretly Filming Students and Staff in Restrooms and Locker Rooms

“I have a problem.” –James Mattson, the VPS custodian, allegedly told his girlfriend after she found the locker room video on his home computer.

Thursday, October 13th, Mattson was arrested and booked in Clark County jail for 137 counts of voyeurism in the 1st degree. This has begun a district-wide search for any additional cameras.

What is Voyeurism?Deriving sexual satisfaction by secretly watching others undress or engage in sexual activity. We believe this to be discriminatory behavior against Washington’s Law Against Discrimination, which if proven, can lead to a court awarding you attorney’s fees in addition to all compensatory damages.

Victims have not been confirmed but if you have attended or worked at a school while James Mattson was employed, don’t wait to talk to an abuse attorney.

We strongly encourage you to contact our office immediately to discuss your rights. Equally, we ask that those with any related information do so as well.

We’re honored and humbled to represent the students and staff at Skyview High School and Alki Middle School. Washington Law Center has and will continue to fight for victims who’ve been wronged by any individual, entity or agency. Not all firms have the resources to pursue these claims, but WE DO.

Vancouver School District Case Details

About James D. Mattson

The 38-year-old employee has worked for the Vancouver Public School District since 2007 when he started as a substitute custodian. Throughout the years he has worked at both Skyview High School and Alki Middle School in various capacities. Some of Mattson’s positions have included building operator, custodian and assistant flag football coach.

Additional Case Details

According to The Columbian, investigations began October 5th after Mattson’s girlfriend found video on his computer from a hidden camera in the Alki Middle School girl’s locker room. She then contacted authorities and based on this information detectives seized several electronic devices from his home. On October 13th, Mattson was arrested for 137 possible counts of first-degree voyeurism. There is still more evidence to comb through which may bring additional charges but at this time he is currently being held in Clark County Jail.

Read or watch more about the case against this VPS employee here: 

 – Vancouver schools custodian arrested on 137 counts of voyeurism

 – School Custodian Secretly Recorded Women’s Bathrooms for Years, Police Say

 – Identifying Voyeurism Victims Will Take Time

 – Former Vancouver schools custodian in court facing 137 counts of voyeurism

 – School Custodian Charged After Cops Find 10-Year Archive of Bathroom Videos

 – Vancouver schools custodian arrested on 137 counts of voyeurism


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