Hatchery Manager Arrested for Voyeurism

The manager of the George Adams Fish Hatchery in the Skokomish Valley has been arrested for voyeurism. Mason County Sheriff’s detectives arrested 57-year-old Edwin Carl Jouper Thursday morning after a week long investigation by the Sheriff’s Office and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The arrest stems from an employee at the Hatchery finding a camera inside of the women’s restroom. Deputies learned of the camera on November 2, and launched an investigation with the assistance of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife who operates the Hatchery. The investigation led to Jouper who has been the manager of the facility for several years and has been with the Department of Fish and Wildlife for well over 30 years. Deputies and Fish and Wildlife Officers also served a search warrant on Jouper’s residence that is located on the Hatchery grounds and the hatchery office was also searched. Officers seized four computers and several items of electronic media in an attempt to determine if there were more victims. Detectives expressed concern that their may be multiple victims since the restroom is available for public use. The investigation will continue with the forensic analysis of the seized computers and the electronic media. Jouper is currently being held at the Mason County Jail without bail pending his first court appearance. He is expected to make his first appearance sometime on Monday.