An arrest has been made in the month long investigation of peeping tom reports in Manson.
Chelan County Sheriff Deputies issued an arrest warrant earlier this month for Tal Vanderpool, who’s primary residence is on the west side of the state, on two counts of voyeurism.
Voyeurism is the sexual interest in or practice of spying on people engaged in intimate behaviors such as undressing, or other actions usually considered to be of a private nature.
ChelanCounty North Sergeant, Rob Huddleston, says initial reports of the peeping tom started at the beginning of March.
Voyeurism is considered a sexual offense, and sentencing is fairly complicated, taking into consideration the seriousness of the level of the crime and the sex offenders criminal history, however, the maximum sentencing range for a Class C felony is five years.
Tal Vanderpool, who incidentally is the brother to the owner of the home in Manson that suffered from an arson fire last month, is also being charged with failure to register as a sex offender.
KOZI was able to confirm that Vanderpool is a Level three sex offender- the highest risk level to re-offend. Washington state law requires sex offenders to register within three days of moving or relocating for work- and also forbids offenders from living or working within 1,000 feet of schools."CLICK HERE" for Audio