Former Razorback Golfer Pleads Not Guilty To Video Voyeurism
FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A former Razorback golfer was charged with video voyeurism and pleaded not guilty on Monday (June 8), officials say.
After entering his plea, Taylor Moore, 21, was given a court date of Aug. 14.
Nicolas Echavarria, 20, was arrested alongside Moore in the video voyeurism case. Both were accused of taking an explicit photo of an intoxicated woman they’d taken home from Dickson Street.
Charges were not filed against Echavarria, according to officials.
Washington County Prosecutor Matt Durrett said that during the investigation it became evident Echavarria wasn’t actively involved in taking the explicit photograph.
On April 18, the photographed victim called police to report a rape, authorities said. The victim said that on April 11 she had multiple alcoholic drinks at various bars on Dickson Street, according to an arrest report. She said that while on Dickson Street, she met the suspects and went with them, police said. She knew both, and they were friends of hers, according to the report.
The victim said she was too drunk to drive, and she was given a ride by the suspects to Moore’s home, according to the report. The victim also told police she was under the impression she was going to spend the night there and be taken home in the morning, authorities said.
The victim was given a large golf shirt to wear at the home, and she passed out on the couch multiple times, police said. At one point, she recalled being carried to Moore’s room and seeing a flash of light, according to the report. Authorities said she suspected Moore had taken pictures of her.
During the investigation, phones from Moore and Echavarria were seized and searched with a warrant, the report states. A sexually explicit photo was recovered from Echavarria’s phone, and Moore admitted to taking the photo with Echavarria present, according to authorities.
The victim was not aware of the photo, police said. Both suspects admitted to taking three photos of the victim that were sexually explicit, but they said they deleted two of them, according to the report.
The suspects were later taken into custody.
Both were suspended indefinitely from the Razorback golf program.