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DOTHAN, Alabama (WDHN) – A Dothan man is behind bars and has been charged with attempted first degree rape, fifty counts of voyeurism, burglary and aggravated criminal surveillance.
On July 10, the Dothan Police Department arrested John Thomas Uda, 27, after breaking into a residence in Block 100 of Blissett Drive, near the Abbey Oaks Apartments. The victim was at home and told police she was assaulted by Uda while he was stealing his game console.
Police were able to link Uda to the console heist after selling the device.
During interviews with Uda, not only did he confess to the authorities about the burglary, but also several other disturbing and obscene criminal actions.
Dothan Police immediately executed a search warrant at her home and collected over 400 items of women’s underwear and several electronic devices containing numerous images of women provocatively shown. Several devices are still undergoing forensic analysis.
Alabama law states that first-degree voyeurism criminalizes taking a video or photo depicting a person’s private areas without that person’s consent, which went into effect in 2019. Prior to By law, voyeurism was not a crime in Alabama.
“There were facts and circumstances with the physical evidence on the night of the July 10 burglary,” Dothan Police Lt. Scott Owens said, “This has led us to believe that one of his motives for that he either in there was having sex assaulting the victim.
Lt. Owens told WDHN that if the victim had not retaliated, things could have gotten worse.
In a separate incident Uda was also charged with aggravated criminal surveillance, allegations by one victim said that Uda offered an acquittal for him to accompany her home and waited after dropping her off and tried to watch her undress.
Uda also faces two counts of illegal possession and use of a credit card, investigators found photos of debit card numbers, driver’s license and other documents on her phone.
Uda is currently in the Houston County Jail, his estimated bail could total nearly $ 1 million.
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