Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Spring Grove, IL
Location: Spring Grove, IL
Years Riding: 25 years
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BUSTED ! Nude videotaping
July 1 - PHILLIPS, Wis - It was sentencing day for a Park Falls man who videotaped more than fifty people undressing in his tanning booth.
Forty-six years old John Troyer was in court yesterday to find out his fate.
Troyer was originally charged with 106 counts of videotaping nude people at his business without their knowledge.
Troyer faced the Judge in Price County Court.Newswatch 12's Laura Smith was there and tells us what victims had to say about his sentence.
"You just lost a sense of safety with this.I find myself even when I'm at work, if I used a restroom, I'm constantly checking mirrors and corners and walls and ceilings looking for cameras or wondering if somebody's watching you," says one of John Troyer's victims, who did not want to be on camera, still speaks out.
The 46-year old Park Falls man videotaped over 50 nude people using a hidden camera in the tanning booth at his business, Bob's Factory Outlet Appliance Center.
On sentencing day, Troyer tearfully says he's sorry. . . ."I know what I did was wrong and stupid and all I can do is apologize and I've wanted to do that for two years . . ."
Attorneys in the case came to a plea agreement last month.Troyer pleaded guilty to 5 of the 106 counts of secretly videotaping nude people.The other charges were dropped.
Price County District Attorney Mark Fuhr says he didn't want to have to force the victims to come to court and testify about something as embarrassing as this case involved.
Even though John Troyer apologized to his victims in court, one woman says because of his actions, her life will never be the same again. And as she points out, "emotional wounds go a lot deeper sometimes and having to live the rest of your life wondering if somebody is watching you, that's a lifetime thing."
Judge Patrick Madden sentenced Troyer to five years probation including a year in jail with work release and over 2,000 hours of community service.That gives me an opportunity to cause Mr. Troyer to give back to the community some of what he took, said Judge Madden.
But victims say it's not enough. . . . "I'm a little disappointed in the sentence.I don't really feel justice has been served because he's getting one year and we've been dealing with this for two years already."
It is a difficult crime if you try to put yourself in the victim's place; I don't know if you could say any sentence would be suitable for that, said Fuhr.
Some victims say they're scared for life.Troyer made a mistake and he's not the only one paying for it.
Other conditions of Troyer's five-year probation include giving a DNA sample and paying fines of $1,000.00.
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