Landlord Peeper Watched Women Via Ceiling Holes

Iowan, 63, admitted to spying on tenants in shower


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Iowa Landlord Peeper

NOVEMBER 7--Peering through peep holes in bathroom ceilings, an Iowa landlord ogled female tenants as they showered, explaining to cops that he “was not interested in them as persons but because they were women and naked.”

Elwyn Gene Miller, 63, has been named in a pair of invasion of privacy complaints filed in District Court. Miller, pictured in the adjacent mug shot, is facing a total of four misdemeanor counts.

Investigators allege that Miller repeatedly spied on at least four female residents of his Iowa City building. Miller told cops that he would “go to the holes over the bathrooms if he heard a shower running.”

The victims, who lived in the building’s top-floor apartments, initially reported the existence of the ceiling holes when a “pre-occupancy damage report was done.” Miller, of course, never repaired the damage.

According to one complaint, Miller’s peeping occurred during a three-month period ending October 31. When confronted by cops, Miller confessed to his voyeuristic proclivities. “The def admitted he was not interested in them as persons but because they were women and naked,” police reported.

Free on $4000 bond, Miller is scheduled for a November 27 preliminary hearing. A judge today ordered him to have no contact with his spying targets. (2 pages)