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Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to ‘Peeping Tom’ accused of videotaping neighbors in shower?

Q: What happened to Christopher Joe Tom, who was charged in 2013 with being a “Peeping Tom” while reportedly secretly videotaping his neighbors, a mother and daughter, while they were taking showers?

AAA, Sacramento

A: A Sacramento County jury last April found Chrisopher Joe Tom guilty of three misdemeanor counts of invading the privacy of two women, who were his next door neighbors, by filming them through a bathroom window.

Sacramento Superior Court records available online indicate that Tom was sentenced to 180 days in a sheriff’s work project and three years probation.

According to a story in The Sacramento Bee, Tom allegedly propped a camcorder above his backyard fence to film the women while they showered. The prosecutor said during a hearing that Tom zoomed in and used the reflection off a mirror to view the women, who he videotaped an estimated 20 times in 2012 and 2013.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy