Cheer coach, football player praised for their work to stop a peeper targeting young girls

ORLANDO, FL (WESH)  –Police at the University of Central Florida are crediting a football player and cheer coach with helping stop a voyeur targeting young girls.

Tristen Payton, a wide receiver on UCF’s football team, and Joseph Morton, a cheer coach, are being applauded for stopping Jonathan Hui, a UCF student, from getting away after allegedly videotaping young girls in a bathroom.

“It’s disgusting and people don’t deserve that treatment,” UCF Police Chief Richard Beary told reporters at a news briefing on Thursday.

UCF police said several girls attending a cheer camp at CFE Arena were in the bathroom on Wednesday when one of them noticed a phone videotaping her from the neighboring stall.

Police said the girl ran to tell her coach who witnessed Hui leave the girls restroom.

“The defendant was running pretty fast and there were some people chasing him and couldn’t catch up,” Beary said.

Hui, 21, allegedly ran out of the arena through a Jimmy Johns restaurant, then out to Memory Mall and finally into an on-campus Starbucks.

That’s where Payton held him down after Morton yelled for him to stop. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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