Invasion of privacy proves costlyA rural Superior man who tried to enter the shower with his friend’s daughter will spend the next year on probation.
By: Maria Lockwood, The Daily Telegram
A rural Superior man who tried to enter the shower with his friend’s daughter will spend the next year on probation.
In Douglas County Court Friday, Dale J. Kangas, 54, pleaded no contest to one count of invasion of privacy for the September incident.
Kangas stopped by the friend’s house to drop off some articles for their horse, according to the criminal complaint. Their 24-year-old daughter was showering at the time. The door to the house was open, Kangas told Douglas County Sheriff’s Department deputies, and when he hollered inside he heard the young woman tell him to come in. He stated that he thought that meant she wanted him to join her in the shower.
The woman told deputies she had just finished showering and picked up her towel when she saw the door to the bathroom open. Kangas entered the bathroom completely naked according to the complaint. The woman told deputies she screamed and pushed Kangas back and he left the room. The woman then ran out of the bathroom and drove off in her car.
As conditions of his probation, Kangas must spend two days in jail, undergo a counseling evaluation, pay a $300 fine and have no contact with the woman or her family. A second count of criminal trespass was dismissed.