Wayne County Man Charged with Video Voyeurism in Alabama


   A Wayne County man is facing a voyeurism charge after an incident in Colbert County, Alabama back in 2019.

   On October 26, 2020, federal prosecutors charged Lance Woods, age 56, of Cypress Inn, Tennessee, with one count of video voyeurism. According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, one definition of voyeurism is “the criminal act of surreptitiously viewing a person without their consent in a place where the person has a reasonable expectation of privacy (such as a home or public bathroom) or of using a device (such as a camera) for the purpose of such viewing.”

   U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona announced that Woods violated a voyeurism statute that prohibits capturing an image of a private area of an individual without their consent. The incident allegedly occurred on April 29, 2019, at a Tennessee Valley Authority facility located in Colbert County, Alabama.

   Video voyeurism carries a maximum sentence of one year in prison.

   The Tennessee Valley Authority Police investigated the case. Assistant United States Attorney Michael Pillsbury is prosecuting the case.