A northwest Iowa couple, accused of videotaping customers at a tanning salon they owned, has been sentenced in Buena Vista County Court. Authorities say Darwin and Janelle Zoch videotaped customers at the tanning salon they once owned in Albert City from 2006 to 2009.
They were originally charged with 58 counts of invasion of privacy after deputies searched the Zoch’s home in Storm Lake and found videos showing victims – both male and female – had been taped while nude, using sun-tanning equipment.
In exchange for a guilty plea in October, the Zochs were charged with only seven counts of invasion of privacy. They were both sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail and two years of probation.
By Ryan Thompson, KAYL, Storm Lake