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'Voyeur' learns of potential charges in Vigo courtroom

Friday, January 7, 2011

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Daniel Winn
TERRE HAUTE -- A Carbon man, an allegedly admitted voyeur, appeared in Vigo County Superior Court Division 6 Thursday.

Daniel Winn, 46, Carbon, was arrested on a Baker Warrant (to collect a DNA sample for confirmation) Wednesday by the Terre Haute Police Department.

The warrant was issued in connection to the investigation into a break-in at a Village Quarter apartment in September 2010.

Appearing before Superior Judge Michael J. Lewis Thursday, Winn was notified of the Vigo County Prosecutor's Office intentions to charge him with two class B felonies, including burglary and criminal deviant conduct within the next 72 hours.

According to a probable cause affidavit read in court by THPD Detective Dale Blunk, an unidentified female victim reported that she woke up to find a man had broken into her apartment. The victim said the man was wearing a mask and used duct tape to bind her arms and legs so that he could perform sex acts against her.

The victim reported the man told her he had been watching her for sometime.

After interaction with the man that left behind DNA evidence, the victim said the man fled through a dining room window.

Officials sent the DNA evidence to the Indiana State Police Lab for testing, which resulted in being consistent with Winn's.

The DNA sample matched one taken as part of Winn's various convictions of a criminal history in California, including two cases for burglary and one for indecent exposure.

While in court, Blunk said Winn admitted to officials he often peeped through windows at the apartment complex because is was one of "his favorite places to go peeping."

Blunk said Winn used the term "voyeurism" to explain his actions, which also included self-gratification while peeping through windows.

According to Vigo County Jail officials, Winn was remanded into custody on a $75,000 cash bond, with no 10 percent allowed, while the prosecutor's office filed formal charges in the matter.

Lewis issued a no contact order in the case, telling Winn, that if he were to be bonded out, he was to stay away from the victim as well as Village Quarter apartment complex.

Winn is scheduled to return to court January 11, to potentially face formal charges.


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Wish the police would ask him if he liked to "peep" in Staunton. Sounds like the man that Staunton residents were calling the "Creeper". Dont think law enforcement took them too serious when they reported it.

SICK

-- Posted by lifehasitsmoments on Sat, Jan 8, 2011, at 10:12 AM

Thank you lifehasitsmoments. I (as well as many Staunton residents) are wondering the same thing.

-- Posted by aminor on Sat, Jan 8, 2011, at 5:46 PM

His eyes look a little tired. Perhaps from all that peeping??

-- Posted by Claycountian on Sat, Jan 8, 2011, at 7:49 PM

Hopefully he will be too old to be a danger to anyone if and when he gets out of prison.

When I was a kid a local women was having problems with a window peeper who the police were unable to catch. She beaned him with a brick right through the window and I think he was still laying in the yard when the police arrived.

-- Posted by bowman on Sat, Jan 8, 2011, at 10:37 PM

Really sick!!!!

-- Posted by lp_27 on Sun, Jan 9, 2011, at 8:19 AM


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