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Monroe landscaper charged with voyeurism

December 4, 2018

MONROE — A local landscaper was charged with voyeurism after police said he got into a sticky situation with a co-worker.

Robert Somley, 52, was arrested after a 48-year-old female associate complained that Somley had secretly taken video of her while the two of them were on a break from a job at a local home.

Police said the woman told officers she and Somley had been loading wood into a trailer when Somley said he needed to take a break.

After about 20 minutes, the woman went looking for Somley and found him in the home, standing there naked watching pornography on a laptop, police said.

When the woman questioned what Somley was doing, police said, he responded that he needed to relieve himself before continuing work.

Police said the woman left and went back to loading wood on the trailer. But, after a short while, decided that she, too, needed to take a break.

When she went back into the home this time, she found Somley naked and dribbling maple syrup on his body, police said.

Police said the woman confessed that this sight was a “turn on” for her and she demanded to be allowed to participate.

In addition to the syrup, police said the couple engaged in foreplay with blueberry jelly.

All the while, police said, Somley was taking video of the situation.

When the woman found out there was video, police said, she demanded that Somley delete it all but he refused.

She complained to police that he had taken videos without her permission and then refused to delete them.

Police said they later seized Somley’s cell phone with a search warrant. On it, they found extensive video of the woman, they said.

Somley was released after posting $50,000 bond.

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