Peeping trial of accused Iowa City landlord moved to July

Man admitted to watching at least four women shower, according to court records

Vanessa Miller
Published: May 22 2013 | 2:45 pm - Updated: 28 March 2014 | 3:40 pm in

The invasion of privacy trial for an Iowa City landlord accused of spying on several female tenants in his buildings through peepholes in bathrooms has been reset to July.

Elwyn G. Miller, 63, of Iowa City, was supposed to be tried on 11 charges of invasion of privacy involving nudity this week. But court records show his trial has been moved to July 30.

Miller was arrested in November after a woman told police she caught him watching her shower, according to criminal complaints. Upon further investigation, police accused Miller of spying on tenants between Aug. 1 and Oct. 31 in at least one of his apartment buildings -- at 639 S. Lucas St.

Miller, according to the complaints, admitted to spying on female occupants on the top floor of that apartment building. He said he would go to peepholes over the girls’ showers if he heard the water running. He admitted to doing it at least once a week, according to the complaints.

Miller also owns properties at 637, 639 and 641 Lucas St. and at 1024 E. Burlington St. It’s unknown whether police identified additional victims in those buildings.

He has been out of the Johnson County Jail after posting bond since November.

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