Judge Tosses Misdemeanor Charge Against Peeping Tom

By: Heather Waliga Email
By: Heather Waliga Email

The peeping tom case involving Parker Landlord Judson McDevitt seems to be eroding.

McDevitt is accused of placing hidden cameras in some of his renters' town homes.

County Judge Elijah Smiley threw out one of three misdemeanors McDevitt is facing all because of a defective warrant.

In December 2005, tenants of McDevitt’s Cheri Lane Town Home Complex discovered video surveillance cameras throughout some of their homes.

Investigators gathered evidence and were issued a search warrant, but, according to a Florida statute, the warrant should never have been issued in the first place.

"To issue a search warrant for a dwelling in the state of Florida, you have to comply with a specific statute to authorize the issue of a search warrant for a dwelling. The statute doesn't allow the issue of a search warrant for a misdemeanor. Voyeurism is a misdemeanor," says McDevitt's Attorney Waylon Graham.

McDevitt still faces two more misdemeanor charges.


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