Peeping Toms' Voyeurism Scars Victims' Psyches | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio
Filed Under:

Peeping Toms' Voyeurism Scars Victims' Psyches

Play associated audio

In the spring of 2001, Debra Gwartney's 14-year-old daughter saw a man taking photos outside of her window. Police found evidence that someone had climbed on a bucket to peer into that window numerous times. This was just the beginning of a long series of disturbing details that Gwartney and her daughters would learn about the peeping Tom in their neighborhood.

NPR's Neal Conan talks with Gwartney about the lasting scars from those events, which she wrote about for The New York Times. Songwriter Nikki Lynette talks about the letter she wrote to her peeping Tom, and clinical social worker David Prescott explains what motivates voyeurs.

Copyright 2012 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

NPR

Songwriter, Poet Rod McKuen Dies At 81

Rod McKuen is credited with more than 200 albums and more than 30 collections of poetry. He died on Thursday after a lengthy illness.
NPR

Multivitamins: The Case For Taking One A Day

Multivitamins have gotten a bad rap. But studies suggest these dietary supplements may help plug the nutrition gaps resulting from our less-than-ideal eating habits.
NPR

Mitt Romney Won't Run For President In 2016

"I've decided it is best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity to become our next nominee," Romney said in a statement to supporters, according to multiple news reports.
NPR

Media Outlets Partner With Snapchat To Appeal To Younger Users

As people disappear from the audiences of conventional news organizations, 11 media outlets have partnered with Snapchat in the U.S. to offer its younger users easily digested fare within the app.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.