Iowa City Landlord Faces New Privacy Invasion Charges

By Vanessa Miller, Reporter

IOWA CITY, Iowa - A 63-year-old Iowa City landlord was arrested Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of three counts of invasion of privacy less than a week after he was arrested on suspicion of peeping in on a female tenant while she showered.

The new charges come in addition to a single count of invasion of privacy that Iowa City police suggested after arresting Elwyn Gene Miller for the first time last week.

Miller was being held in the Johnson County Jail about 2 p.m. Tuesday in lieu of a $3,000 cash-only bond.

Detectives learned about Miller's alleged peeping after a woman called police about 11 a.m. Wednesday to report a man looking into her apartment bathroom through a hole in her ceiling, according to a criminal complaint.

The woman pointed police toward the suspect – later identified as Miller – and he made it clear he had been peeping into the woman's bathroom while she was showering, according to the complaint. Officers learned while interviewing him that he watched other women in other apartments on multiple occasions, according to the complaint.

Investigators have said they're working to identify more victims. Public records show Miller owns three properties on Lucas Street – at 637, 639 and 641 – and one at 1024 E. Burlington St.

Detectives have said they're investigating whether Miller was watching tenants in those buildings as well.
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