CYPRESS INN MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO RECORDNG FEMALE CO-WORKER IN TVA BATHROOM
Alabama station WAFF 48 reported last week that Lance Wade Woods, of Cypress Inn, Tennessee, pled guilty to one count of voyeurism after admitting to recording a female co-worker in a bathroom inside a Tennessee Valley Authority facility.
Last October, prosecutors charged Woods with video voyeurism, a law which prohibits capturing an image of a private area of an individual without their consent. The incident happened when the victim “had a reasonable expectation of privacy,” authorities said.
The incident allegedly took place on April 29, 2019, at a Colbert County, Alabama TVA facility, investigators said. Woods later allegedly admitted to the victim that he specifically hid the camera to record her.
According to a civil suit that was filed, the alleged victim said Woods installed a motion-activated, digital spy camera inside an air conditioning vent in a ladies’ bathroom in a field machine shop on TVA property in Muscle Shoals. She also alleged that Woods made suggestive comments to her on several occasions.
According to the plea agreement, Woods will not have to register as a sex offender in Tennessee as a result of the guilty plea. His recommended sentence is supervised release, a fine, and restitution. He will be sentenced on November 9 at the Federal Courthouse in Huntsville.
The victim also filed a lawsuit against Woods and the Tennessee Valley Authority.