Secrist lived in one side of the duplex, the victim rented the other.
FREMONT, OH (Toledo News
Now) – Donald Secrist is awaiting sentencing after he pleaded guilty to spying
on one of his tenants earlier this year.
The victim, a female
tenant, moved into Secrist's duplex last August. She told police she had known
Secrist for years.
In March, friends of hers
told her they noticed a light in her living room ceiling vent. It was a baby
monitor, with an extension cord leading to Secrist's side of the duplex.
Secrist, 67, admitted to
putting the monitor in the vent to listen to the tenant and her boyfriend. He
pleaded no contest to one count attempted interception of oral communication, a
The Sandusky County Adult
Probate Court will investigate the case before Secrist is sentenced, which
could take up to two months.
The tenant is covered by a
certified protection order from Secrist.