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Nebraska family unwitting photography models for pervy hotel-room peeper

This past August, Nebraska resident Robert Reams and his family took a vacation in Denver, staying at the Tech Center Marriott. Little did they know that as they went about their activities, including changing clothes and bedding down for the evening, they were in full view of a camera installed by one Donald Fugate, perv. And guess what? He's still out there. An Omaha TV station reports that hotel employees discovered the camera behind a pencil-tip-size hole in the wall, leading to Fugate's arrest -- but he accepted a plea bargain that reduced the original felony charge to a misdemeanor netting him two-years probation. Daddy Reams is understandably pissed, fearing that hotel-room photos of his kids (the youngest is eleven) will end up on the Internet someday. As for Fugate, he told authorities he didn't snap anything of note -- and why wouldn't you trust a guy like him?

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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