Repeat voyeur pleads guilty to same charge in Miami Twp.

State senator seeks longer sentences for repeat offenders.

A 38-year-old man with more than two dozen voyeurism convictions is serving another jail sentence for peeping in a women’s restroom at a Miami Twp. bowling alley.

Harold Rimblert III, of Harrison Twp., pleaded guilty Friday in Miamisburg Municipal Court for voyeurism, a third-degree misdemeanor. He was sentenced to 60-days in the Montgomery County Jail and was given credit for 16 days already served. As of Monday, he has 40 more days left.

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Police were called around 2:45 p.m. Nov. 16 to Poelking Lanes South at 8871 Kingsridge Drive for a voyeurism complaint after he apparently followed a woman to the restroom and looked under the stall, according to Miami Twp. Police Department reports.

Rimblert now has at least 29 voyeurism convictions between 2004 and 2022 in Dayton Municipal Court, Fairborn Municipal Court, Kettering Municipal Court, Miamisburg Municipal Court, Montgomery County Municipal Court and Vandalia Municipal Court, court records show.

Voyeurism is the only sex-related crime in Ohio that does not have harsher sentences imposed for repeat offenses.

State Sen. Niraj Antani, R-Miamisburg, introduced Senate Bill 218, which would change that. The legislation proposes that voyeurism be classified as a first-degree misdemeanor, which would be punishable by up to six months in jail.

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Further, the bill proposes that for an offender previously convicted of or who pleaded guilty to two violations, the next violation would be a fifth-degree felony. After three or more convictions, a violation would be a fourth-degree felony.

Antani introduced the bill on Aug. 10 and on Sept. 8 it was referred to the Senate judiciary committee.

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