Man arrested in Greenwich for disseminating “intimate” images

December 31, 2018

GREENWICH — Allegedly distributing images of “an intimate nature” led to the arrest of a well-known musician in central Greenwich last week.

Kenneth Whalum III, 35, whose address was listed as Wedgewood Street, Memphis, Tenn., was charged late last week with voyeurism, dissemination of an intimate image and harassment.

The arrest stemmed from an incident in October, leading to an arrest warrant being issued. An officer who was aware of the warrant for Whalum saw him in a store in central Greenwich on Thursday and apprehended him when he came out, according to the police report.

According to a police statement released Monday, “officers received information that Kenneth Whalum was distributing intimate images of another individual without their knowledge or consent.” Specifics about the dissemination were not released. Police spokesman Lt. John Slusarz said the department was not providing additional information, as the case involved the special-victims unit.

Whalum was hit with two felony charges of voyeurism, defined by state law as knowingly, with malice, photographing, filming or recording another person without the knowledge or consent of the other person. The other counts are misdemeanors.

According to court records, the alleged conduct took place in early 2017 and late 2018.

Bail was set at $100,000, and Whalum has been released from custody. His next court date is Feb. 7.

Whalum has been active on the music scene.

According to the media reports, Whalum, a saxophone player, has toured with Sean “P Diddy” Combs, and he has appeared on shows hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, Tyra Banks, Jimmy Kimmel and David Letterman. He performed at Radio City Music Hall in October. His Facebook page shows him in the studio with Justin Timberlake at a recent recording session. Another shows him shaking hands with President Barack Obama.

Whalum grew up in Memphis and later relocated to New York City. He is the son of a prominent minister.

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