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Published March 29, 2011, 02:43 PM

ND Bill Would Broaden Definition of Peeping

A North Dakota Senate bill says illegal peeping involves more than looking through windows.

By: Associated Press,

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota Senate bill says illegal peeping involves more than looking through windows.

North Dakota law now forbids looking "through the window or any other aperture" into a person's private space.

West Fargo Rep. Kim Koppelman says the law's current wording kept prosecutors from charging a Fargo man with a sex crime this year.

The man secretly filmed his female roommate in the shower, but the law didn't apply because the filming wasn't done through a window. The man was charged with disorderly conduct instead.

The measure would broaden the law's reach by removing references to windows.

The House passed the bill unanimously last month. The Senate Judiciary Committee endorsed it Tuesday. It now goes to the full Senate for a vote.

It is HB1249.

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