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Guy Accused of Filming 150 People in Cruise Ship Bathroom

Including at least 40 minors, officials say

(Newser) - Disturbing allegations from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, where a man is accused of hiding a camera in a public bathroom and filming more than 150 people who used it. That number includes dozens of children who traveled aboard the Harmony of the Seas, one of the biggest cruise ships...

Wealthy Connecticut Socialite Guilty of Voyeurism Involving Minor
Socialite Sentenced
in Voyeurism Case

Socialite Sentenced in Voyeurism Case

Connecticut's Hadley Palmer gets a year in prison, 20 years of probation

(Newser) - A wealthy Connecticut socialite has been sentenced to a year in prison after pleading guilty to voyeurism and child endangerment. Hadley Palmer, 54, could have faced a maximum of five years. Under a plea deal, she has already served 90 days in a state prison. Few details on the case...

'Unchecked Groping' Alleged at Calif. Homeless Shelters

ACLU sues cities, operators of 3 Orange County shelters

(Newser) - In March 2019, the American Civil Liberties Union issued a report that suggested it was better to spend time in jail than in dirty, overcrowded Orange County homeless shelters. Residents at Anaheim's Bridges at Kraemer Place and Santa Ana's Courtyard Transitional Center and SAFEPlace shelters described feces covering...

He Was Everyone's Best Friend, Until They Found the Photos
He Was Everyone's Best Friend,
Until They Found the Photos
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He Was Everyone's Best Friend, Until They Found the Photos

'Toronto Life' explores the life of an outed voyeur

(Newser) - He was, by all accounts, a great guy. Successful in the IT world of virtual reality, Pete Forde was always happy to lend a friend in need a sympathetic ear, money, even a place to stay—particularly his younger female friends. But then, as Katherine Laidlaw writes for Toronto Life ...

Couple Staying at Airbnb Find Hidden Camera in Bedroom

Dozens of guests going back years may have been recorded without their knowledge

(Newser) - A couple from Indiana staying in a Florida condo they rented on Airbnb last month was shocked to find a camera and microphone hidden inside what appeared to be a smoke detector in the master bedroom and another in the living room, WFLA reports. Derek Starnes tells WFTS he called...

Peeping Drone Spies on Utah Residents, 2 Arrested

Aaron Foote has had voyeurism legal issues before

(Newser) - The community of Orem, Utah, first got a clue something was up via a December Facebook post from the local police department. "Are you missing a quadcopter?" the quirky seven-question survey asked, adding, "Have you been convicted of Voyeurism in the past?" and "Would you like to...

Trans Woman Accused of Voyeurism in Target Store

Transgender community is 'completely disgusted'

(Newser) - A person who identifies as a transgender woman was booked into jail as a man after being accused of voyeurism in a Target store in Idaho. The Bonneville County Sheriff's Office says 43-year-old Shauna Patricia Smith has been charged with felony video voyeurism for allegedly reaching over the wall...

Big-Name Author Gay Talese Just Torpedoed His Own Book

'Washington Post' questions credibility of main source

(Newser) - Acclaimed journalist and author Gay Talese has a new non-fiction book out this month, but a fact-check by the Washington Post prompted this unprecedented statement from Talese himself on Thursday: “I’m not going to promote this book. How dare I promote it when its credibility is down the...

Motel Owner Secretly Watched Guests Have Sex for 29 Years

Gay Talese tells story of the 'greatest voyeur in the world'

(Newser) - For 29 years, motel owner Gerald Foos watched hundreds, perhaps thousands, of guests having sex, going to the bathroom, and more at the Manor House Motel in Colorado. Now the story of the "greatest voyeur in the world" is out in the open, thanks to an article published in...

Sex Study Reveals Just How Normal Our Fetishes Are

Some behaviors defined as abnormal are relatively common

(Newser) - A new study published in the Journal of Sex Research shows that our unusual turn-ons, fetishes, and sexual proclivities might not be so unusual after all. Researchers set out to see how abnormal the eight abnormal sexual interests—fetishism, exhibitionism, voyeurism, frotteurism, masochism, sadism, transvestism, and pedophilia—laid out by...

Cops: In-Home Hair Dresser Took Graphic Photos

James Hickey, 53, was arrested on Friday

(Newser) - A man who allegedly traveled around Arizona pretending to be a hair dresser so he could take sexually explicit photos of his clients has been apprehended. The US Marshals Service says a task force arrested 53-year-old James Hickey on Friday while he was bike-riding in Flagstaff. Hickey is wanted on...

You're Wrong to Listen to Newtown Tapes

 You're Wrong to Listen 
 to Newtown Tapes 

You're Wrong to Listen to Newtown Tapes

Jeffrey Kluger thinks we're all rubbernecking a tragedy

(Newser) - "If you're careful, you'll get through today without doing something morally monstrous." That's how Jeffrey Kluger begins his meditation on the morality of listening to the Newtown 911 tapes in Time . Yes, he allows, there are "moral lifelines" you can use to justify this...

Portapotty Perv Gets 3 Years
 Portapotty Perv Gets 3 Years 

Portapotty Perv Gets 3 Years

He hid in yoga festival toilet tank

(Newser) - If Luke Chrisco wants to watch anyone go to the toilet from now on, he'll have to do it in state prison. The Colorado man has been sentenced to three years in prison and 10 years probation for hiding in a portapotty tank at a yoga festival to spy...

Father-in-Law Had 4.5K Secret Pics of Susan Powell

Authorities found photos, some of which are sexually suggestive

(Newser) - Thousands of images seized from the home of Susan Powell's father-in-law show the missing Utah mother as she walks in public and sits in her car—apparently unaware that someone is taking her picture. The 4,500 photos, some of which are sexually suggestive, were obtained under public records...

Susan Powell's Father-in-Law: I 'Lusted' for Her

Steven Powell's diaries cite obsession with missing woman

(Newser) - The diaries of Susan Powell's imprisoned father-in-law have emerged, and they tell a story of "lust" for the missing woman. "The fact is, I can hardly control myself when it comes to her," Steven Powell wrote in an entry obtained by KOMO-TV . From ABC News : "...

Josh Powell's Dad Convicted of Voyeurism

Steve Powell had photos of two neighbor girls in the bathroom

(Newser) - Steve Powell, father-in-law of the missing Susan Powell , has been found guilty of 14 counts of voyeurism in Washington state, reports CBS . The charges originated with Susan Powell's disappearance, after police say they found pictures of her in a search of Steve Powell's home. Yesterday's convictions weren'...

The New Headache: 'Peeping Tom' Phone Apps

Apps silence 'click,' black out screen to shield photo snapper

(Newser) - Cell phone apps that allow "peeping Toms" to secretly snap photos of unsuspecting targets are causing major headaches in Japan, and are bound to head to closer shores. The apps mute the sound of a photo click, and can also make it appear that the cell phone user is...

It Takes a Village to Raise a Sex Rumpus

 It Takes a 
 Village to Raise 
 a Sex Rumpus 

It Takes a Village to Raise a Sex Rumpus

Puttenham grapples with al fresco assignations

(Newser) - A quaint English village is being overtaken by wildlife—and it's not the furry kind. Puttenham, population 2,500, has become a favorite spot for "dogging"—public sex—by British exhibitionists as well as their trailing audience of voyeurs who love to be entertained al fresco. Dogging is...

Mug Shots Are Cheap Thrills for Media, Readers

Print, web outlets get booking photos free, and find lots of fans

(Newser) - Print and web publishers are cashing in a curious American obsession: mug shots. Not just celebrities, whose how-the-mighty-have-fallen appeal is obvious, but pictures of regular folk arrested for pederasty, assault or simply loitering. Web editions of Newsday and the Palm Beach Post, for example, run sections of nothing but booking...

Japanese iPhone Deters Perverts

 Japanese iPhone
 Deters Perverts 

Japanese iPhone Deters Perverts

Loud 'shutter' sound cannot be disabled

(Newser) - The Japanese version of the iPhone 3G has one small difference from those sold elsewhere: the “shutter” sound it makes when the camera snaps a photo is always on, even when the phone is in silent mode, the Cult of Mac reports. The conspicuous sound is intended to discourage...

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