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Peeping Toms' Voyeurism Scars Victims' Psyches

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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.

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