Man gets deferred sentence for recording woman in shower
BENNINGTON — A North Street man, who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of voyeurism, entered an agreement on Friday under which he will have no criminal record if he avoids legal trouble and obeys court-ordered conditions for two years.
Ulysses T. Ivey, 28, of Bennington, was arraigned in January after police received a complaint from a woman who said he had video recorded her in the shower without her knowledge in December.
After obtaining a search warrant, police searched the home that Ivey shared with his girlfriend, the woman and several other people but the video was not found. Police believe that Ivey recorded it with his phone but his girlfriend deleted it.
In an affidavit, police said Ivey admitted during a Dec. 4 interview that he intentionally made the video of the woman but during a later interview, a day later, he said he had only set up a video recording because he believed someone in the apartment had been stealing items and the video was intended to produce proof.
On Friday, a prosecutor told the judge that the woman in the video supported the deferred sentence. She said the investigation of the matter indicated the relationship between Ivey and the woman may have been more complicated than first believed.
Under the agreement, Ivey will be subject to misdemeanor sex offender conditions for two years.
Ivey did not have a prior criminal record.