30th September 2006, 12:18 PM
Naked Peeper Made To Pay Neighbors $13K
Des Moines, Iowa-A man has been ordered to pay more than $13,000 to his former neighbors who he spied upon while sitting naked in his house.
A jury Thursday ordered William Andrianse, 59, of Des Moines, to pay damages to Julie Weissinger, 40, who said she and her family were so upset they had to move away.
Andrianse pleaded guilty in 2004 to harassment and public exposure. After the Weissingers filed their lawsuit, he countersued claiming his neighbors violated his privacy by videotaping him with a night-vision camera they borrowed from police.
Jurors decided that Andrianse owed the Weissingers, and that they owed him nothing.
Court records showed that Andrianse claimed that Julie Weissinger provoked his actions by "walking around in the house wearing a black teddy and bending over."
The police report said that Andrianse thought it was a mutual act and that he did not know Weissinger was "an unwilling participant."
Weissinger denied such behavior, saying the event was traumatic, causing sleepless nights, prompting her to seek therapy and raising concerns for her family's safety.
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