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July 15, 2014

Lengthy investigation results in voyeurism arrest

Local man faces felony charges

A lengthy investigation into allegations of voyeurism culminated with arrest of Rushville resident Tony Clay, 40, Monday.

Voyeurism is defined as the sexual interest or practice of spying on people engaged in intimate behaviors, such as undressing, sexual activity or other actions usually considered to be of a private nature.

The principal characteristic of voyeurism is that the voyeur does not normally interact directly with the subject (who is often unaware of being observed). During the voyeurism, the perpetrator may also make secret photographs or video of the activity.

It is believed that Clay was in possession of a camera during the acts of voyeurism and a search warrant was issued as a means to search for a camera.

According to Rush County Prosecutor Phil Caviness, Clay is facing two level 6 felony counts of voyeurism. One of the charges is related to a second offense after having been convicted on a previous charge of voyeurism. No bond information regarding Clay was indicated on the arrest report.

Monday’s arrest is the second arrest of a Rushville resident in recent weeks on deviant sexual activity charges.

Rushville police officers arrested Jim Ludington, 55, on charges of possession of child pornography, June 23. It is alleged that Ludington used an apartment complex office computer to access the pornography. When office personnel discovered the images, a warrant was obtained for Ludington’s arrest.

According to Caviness, the investigation is currently still ongoing in that case and Ludington may face additional charges.

Contact: Frank Denzler @ 765.932.2222 x106.

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