Saturday, February 2, 2008

Cinerama's peeping Tom won't serve time

Cinerama's peeping Tom won't serve time, Seattle P-I, Feb. 1, 2008. Pursuant to a plea agreement, the 21-year-old defendant will do 30 days of community service, undergo sexual deviancy screening, and be monitored by a probation officer for a year. The most significant penalty is being required to register as a sex offender for the next ten years.

"This was a very dumb mistake," [Philip Michael] Thomas told Judge Chris Washington. "I'm deeply sorry for what I did."

But Washington pointed out before sentencing Thomas that setting up a video camera on several occasions wasn't a momentary lapse of judgment.

"It's a bit more than just dumb," he said. "You're going to have explaining to do, probably for the rest of your life."

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