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Utah Couple Accused of Using Drone to Peep Into Neighbors’ Homes

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A Utah couple has been charged with voyeurism for allegedly using a drone to peep into the homes of their unsuspecting neighbors, PEOPLE confirms.

According to a search warrant obtained by PEOPLE, officers in Orem launched an investigation in December after a man walked into the police department’s lobby carrying a drone.

Soon after, the department posted a photo of the drone on Facebook.

The man told police that he tracked the drone to a church parking lot after allegedly spotting it outside his bathroom window. After picking it up, the man allegedly accessed “multiple videos [of] individuals inside their residences through windows.”

The warrant further alleges “some of the recordings were multiple stories high in apartment complexes.” In addition, the drone’s memory card contained “recording[s] near windows outside of residences with no one recorded.”

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As the man reviewed additional footage, he allegedly spotted the drone’s owner standing next to a truck. Police were able to determine the truck’s license plate number, according to the warrant, and a search of motor vehicle records returned the name of Aaron Foote.

Police records revealed that the 39-year-old man had been convicted of voyeurism in 2008 following an incident inside a Utah nail salon — the details of which were not immediately available.

Foote and his girlfriend, 34-year-old Terisha Lee Norviel, have each been charged with misdemeanor voyeurism by electronic equipment.

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The couple are scheduled to appear in court for preliminary hearings in the coming weeks. It was unclear Thursday if either defendant had entered a plea. Information on whether either has retained an attorney was not immediately available.

Various reports claim Norviel is a mother of six and a licensed real estate agent who is in the midst of a divorce.