My neighbor was caught peeping over the back fence last month, can I still press charges?

UPDATED: Jul 28, 2012

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My neighbor was caught peeping over the back fence last month, can I still press charges?

Last month my I noticed an odd sound coming from the back porch. When I went to investigate I realized my landlord (he lives behind the property) was throwing rocks at the house. I confronted him, and he told me to close my upstairs window. I did, but ten minutes later when I went to use the bathroom I could clearly see him through the window still staring at my house. I know he saw me in the bathroom, and that was the point at which I was not okay with it. He had plenty of time to realize he was being a creeper and he just kept staring.

Asked on July 28, 2012 under Criminal Law, Oregon


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Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

If you believe that your neighbor is some "peeper" the best way to try and rectify the situation particularly since he is your landlord is to consult with a landlord tenant attorney to write a letter to the landlord about the incident and have a cease and desist agreement in order as to further unwanted looking at you.

In the future, I would keep your shades drawn for added privacy. I would hold off on any application for a restraining order against the landlord at this point in time.

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