Can you be a peeping Tom without leaving your own house? Dr. Howard Weinblatt is about to find out, says Detroit Free Press columnist Brian Dickerson. Weinblatt is a 65-year-old Ann Arbor pediatrician whose life, until last week, was unblemished by allegations of criminal or ethical wrongdoing. Now he has been charged with watching through a window as a 12-year-old girl undressed.
He is alleged to have “surveilled an unclothed person,” a felony punishable by up to two years in prison, looking out his own window and into a window of his neighbor’s house. No one could cite a previous case in which an alleged peeping Tom was successfully prosecuted for taking in the view from his own house. “