‘Peeping Tom’ to serve year in jail

An East Naples sex offender who peeped in the windows of a Lely home at two young girls, then watched one as she showered was sentenced Friday to a year in county jail.

Collier County Judge Eugene Turner sentenced Leslie Theodore Brew, 36, to the maximum and a year of probation after he pleaded no contest to misdemeanor counts of voyeurism, prowling and two counts of trespass.

He still faces up to five years in state prison on three felony charges of failing to register as a sex offender; he’s to return to court in April.

Collier sheriff’s deputies arrested Brew, who lived on Derhenson Drive, in July after a Palmetto Dunes Circle resident said his 14-year-old daughter and her friend were watching a movie in the living room of their Torrey Pines Point home, when they saw a man crouched on his hands and knees, watching them from inside the lanai. He ran when they spotted him.

There was a cut on the lanai screen door where he’d entered. Five days later, an arrest report says, the “peeping Tom” visited a second time, watching the teen outside her bedroom window.

She told her father she heard noises outside, saw a shadow through the blinds, and heard someone using the garden hose. When the father went outside, the man fled into the woods.

The next day, deputies responded to the home after the teen saw someone outside her bathroom window as she showered. Her father grabbed a hockey stick, found Brew and threatened to call 911, prompting him to flee.

Deputies were able to find Brew, a registered sex offender, because he was arrested in 1998 for performing a lewd and lascivious act and served five years of probation after pleading to a reduced charge. He was arrested on July 29.

The girls’ parents, who were in court, praised deputies for tracking him down, but declined to comment.

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