Man who secretly videotaped neighbors sentenced to four years in prison

CANTON, Ohio - A northeast Ohio man who used wireless video cameras to record his neighbors taking showers has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Michael Jacobs, of Canal Fulton, secretly installed cameras last year in the home of a female neighbor he had befriended. A search of Jacobs' home turned up 32 tapes depicting nude images of the unsuspecting woman, her live-in boyfriend and a friend.

Jacobs was arrested in November after the woman discovered the cameras. He pleaded guilty earlier this year to burglary, voyeurism and other charges.

A Stark County judge fined him $2,500 on Monday and ordered him to pay for the woman's counseling bills. When Jacobs is released, he will have to undergo sex-offender counseling.

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