A Brooksville father is accused of peering into the bedroom window of a teenage girl Tuesday night while leaving his 10-year-old son home alone with access to two loaded weapons.
The alleged incident happened in a neighborhood off of Trillum Boulevard, just east of the Suncoast Parkway.
Deputies claim a patrol deputy saw the 42-year-old peering into the bedroom window of an 18-year-old girl. When the man was first approached, he apparently concocted a story about searching for a dog he had lost six weeks prior.
When deputies further questioned him, the man allegedly admitted he had been looking at the teenage girl, and that it wasn’t the first time.
Following his arrest, deputies apparently learned the man left his 10-year-old son home alone with access to a loaded 12-gauge shotgun and a loaded 9mm pistol.
The man was charged with five counts of voyeurism and one count of child neglect.
He has since posted his $10,000 bail.
The law prohibits watching someone or taking an image of someone, for sexual gratification and without their consent. The crime of voyeurism, or Peeping Tom, is taken very seriously, especially with the recent scandal involving TV personality Erin Andrews. A voyeurism conviction will not only stain your record, but could lead to time behind bars and mandate that you register as a sexual offender. Being a registered sex offender will limit your freedoms, including where you live and work and even whether you are approved for a loan.
If you or someone you know is facing voyeurism charges in Hernando County, you should consult with an experienced Hernando County Criminal Defense Lawyer at Whittel & Melton to learn all about your rights, possible defenses, and any and all available options. After further investigation, we may be able to find a way to have the charges against you reduced or dismissed entirely.
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