Saturday, December 6, 2008

The case of The Peeping Tom Landlord

Remember Tom Daley?
PA - The man prosecutors dubbed the "Peeping Tom Landlord" has pleaded not guilty to charges he used electronic surveillance devices to videotape more than 30 women who lived in his Norristown apartment buildings.

Thomas Daley, 45, of the 1000 block of Spring City Road, Phoenixville, waived his arraignment Thursday in Montgomery County Court and entered not guilty pleas to charges of invasion of privacy, criminal use of a communication facility, tampering with evidence, burglary and violations of wiretap and surveillance laws in connection with his alleged activities at residential buildings he owns in Norristown...

In a criminal complaint filed against Daley, authorities alleged Daley installed hidden cameras and audio equipment in numerous apartments in buildings he owned.

During the investigation, detectives seized numerous boxes of electronic equipment authorities claim Daley used for his secret audio and video recordings. The equipment was allegedly found in his home as well as his apartment buildings.

This equipment included 32 cameras, 14 of which were equipped with an audio components. The tiny cameras were found in multiple locations throughout the apartments, detectives alleged. Some were hidden behind screws in bedroom ceiling fans and others were found behind pinholes in walls, behind faucets in bathtubs and towel racks and behind doorbell chimes, detectives alleged. (more)