Judge: Iowa landlord guilty of peeping on tenants

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A judge has ruled an Iowa City landlord was looking for sexual gratification when he spied on female tenants through hidden peepholes.

Judge Stephen Gerard ruled Tuesday that Elwyn Miller is guilty of six counts of invasion of privacy. Gerard made the ruling following a one-day bench trial last year.

Miller was arrested in October 2012 after he was accused of peeping on a female tenant at one of his properties. An investigation led to the discovery of several peepholes and more allegations.

Defense attorney Mark Brown argued that prosecutors failed to prove Miller viewed his tenants for arousal or sexual gratification. But Gerard wrote that Miller’s placement of the peepholes was clearly for such purposes.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports (http://bit.ly/JwHFqq ) Miller will be sentenced on Feb. 10.

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Information from: Iowa City Press-Citizen, http://www.press-citizen.com/

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