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Jail time for man convicted of filming naked guests


RHINELANDER (WAOW) - An 82-year-old Three Lakes man has been sentenced to six months in jail for secretly filming two naked college interns he hosted in his home.

Elmer Goetsch was convicted of two felonies: secretly capturing images and reproducing a representation of nudity.

The judge imposed and stayed a two-year prison sentence and placed Goetsch on probation for three years, which includes the jail sentence, which is to start April 14, according to online court records.

Goetsch was also ordered to serve 200 hours of community service per year and write letters of apology to the victims.

Assistant District Attorney Scott Moller said Goetsch secretly took nude pictures and videos of visitors and guests to his home, both male and female, for about 15 years.

Investigators recovered boxes and binders full of nude videos and photos, the prosecutor said.

Goetsch was arrested last summer after police found recording equipment in the bathroom and bedrooms of his home.

Goetsch had volunteered his home for college students working as summer interns at the Three Lakes Waterfront Association, Moller said. One of the interns discovered recording devices in the home and called police.

Goetsch, a retired electrical engineer, served on the Oneida County Board of Adjustment at the time of his arrest, Moller said.

During Thursday's sentencing, Circuit Judge Jay Tlusty told Goetsch that he was the oldest felon he can remember in his courtroom, Moller said.

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