East Chicago man sentenced to 18 months for voyeurism

2012-12-20T20:15:00Z 2012-12-20T20:17:12Z East Chicago man sentenced to 18 months for voyeurismTimes Staff nwitimes.com
December 20, 2012 8:15 pm  • 

CROWN POINT | An East Chicago man was handed an 18-month sentence Thursday on a charge of voyeurism.

Carlos Cortez, 45, was charged in March with nine counts of felony voyeurism for allegedly hiding a video camera inside an employees' restroom at a Schererville restaurant.

The camera was discovered under a sink by an employee who heard it beeping from a low battery, court records state.

In a plea deal submitted in November, Cortez admitted to a single count of voyeurism and prosecutors agreed to dismiss the remaining counts.

On Thursday, the court handed Cortez an 18-month sentence to be served in prison or a Lake County Community Corrections program if he qualifies.

Cortez also was ordered to receive mental health treatment.

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