Man faces voyeurism charges for alleged bathroom videotaping

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A rural Clay County man is behind bars on allegations he videotaped a female in the bathroom of his residence and the home of the victim multiple times over a five-month span.

Gary W. Riggs, 53, was charged Friday in Clay Circuit Court with five felony counts of voyeurism. He remained jailed Thursday on $10,000 bond with no 10 percent allowed.

Indiana State Police reports the investigation began March 9, when the victim found a small recording device in the bathroom of Riggs' home on North County Road 500 West.

Gary Riggs

Further investigation revealed Riggs allegedly videotaped the victim at his residence and the victim's residence without her permission while using "multiple recording and storage devices," according to the ISP report.

Charging information states the alleged videotaping took place on five separate occasions from November to March.

Riggs was arrested without incident.

ISP Detective Sam Stearley was the case's investigating officer, State Police report. He was assisted by ISP First Sergeant Jeff Hearon, Detective Chris Carter, and Troopers Ian Portteus and T.J. Henning.

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  • The level of perversion per capita in Brazil continues to astound me.

    -- Posted by Emmes on Thu, Mar 26, 2015, at 11:02 AM
  • Hmmm... a Peeping/Pooping Tom

    -- Posted by stardemon on Thu, Mar 26, 2015, at 12:43 PM
  • This guy is extremely disturbed!! Only 1 day in jail before he bonded out for little money, what a slap in the face to the victim and the family! Hopefully justice prevails and he gets what he deserves, some actual jail time.

    -- Posted by Laynee12 on Fri, Mar 27, 2015, at 12:57 AM
  • If you know ur being videoed/recorded(but can't find device) the police won't do anything and thats part of sex traffiking. Oh wait if it was their family they would.

    -- Posted by ccvictim on Sun, Mar 29, 2015, at 3:03 PM
  • People can be so disgusting!! They need an isolated island for all the perverts like this guy. Sicko phsyco!!

    -- Posted by Laynee12 on Thu, Apr 2, 2015, at 12:13 AM
  • Always,remember it takes 2 people to tango!

    -- Posted by sam13 on Mon, Oct 12, 2015, at 12:48 AM
  • But only one person to use the bathroom at at time, SAM .. what's your point?

    -- Posted by Emmes on Fri, Oct 16, 2015, at 12:44 PM
  • I'm a officer of the court. Why was the women always at his home? Makes a normal person wonder why? I worked the same kind of case in Dallas TX. What is the background of the situation? I'm writing a book.

    -- Posted by jerryjones on Wed, Jan 20, 2016, at 10:24 AM
  • If my memory serves me he was a family friend and neighbor that she trusted until she realized he taping her.

    -- Posted by tcschurick on Fri, Jan 22, 2016, at 7:43 AM
  • This man was a family friend of the main victim for over 40 yrs. He was very much trusted by this family. This man was very disturbed but hid it extremely well, so well he got by with it for over 8 yrs. The women were NOT always at his home Mr Jones. He not only taped them at his house when they visited him with other friends he also video taped them through the windows of their own homes. He also stalked one of them and video taped her while stalking her. Mr. Jones you need to make sure you know more of the story before you make a comment. Seriously have some respect and think about the rest of the story before you make comments! This man was thought of as normal too so saying it makes a normal person wonder makes me wonder what kind of normal you might be.

    -- Posted by Laynee12 on Thu, Mar 3, 2016, at 10:56 AM
  • That man needs to be rightfully punished. He's a sick disgusting twisted pervert. And there's no excuse for him to video anyone no matter who they are or how often they are around! And normal people wouldn't question the victim.

    -- Posted by hkqueen on Thu, Mar 3, 2016, at 11:44 AM
  • Sam13..takes 2 to tango?? REALLY? What a stupid comment on such a disgusting matter! Maybe you wouldn't mind being video taped while using the bathroom but I believe most people would find it very disturbing and VERY VIOLATING! Makes me wonder why someone would go out of their way to comment something in defense of a confessed voyeur unless they understand it from a voyeurs perspective!

    -- Posted by Laynee12 on Thu, Mar 3, 2016, at 11:47 AM
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