A rural Storm Lake couple faces 58 counts of invasion of privacy for allegedly secretly taping their naked clients. Buena Vista County Sheriff Gary Launderville says the residence of Darwin and Janelle Zoch at 5257 100th Avenue was searched on February first, with several video tapes seized, along with a video camera, video taping equipment, computer equipment and four firearms.
Launderville says examination of the videos showed 25 victims — both male and female — had been taped while nude, using sun-tanning equipment at a business owned by the Zochs without the victims’ knowledge. The Zochs operated a hair salon and tanning business in Albert City between May of 2006 and last September.
Both were charged Tuesday with 58 counts of invasion of privacy, a serious misdemeanor. The investigation is continuing and more charges are possible.
By Joel Hermann, KAYL, Storm Lake