Mom pleads guilty in public bathroom voyeurism case

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PHOENIX – A woman accused of taking photos of other women using the bathroom and then selling those pictures online will be sentenced next month.

Laura Laibe originally faced 38 counts of voyeurism.

A spokesman for the Superior Court of Arizona said she pleaded guilty to three counts of voyeurism and one count of unlawful viewing or tape recording on July 2.

Voyeurism is a class 4 or class 5 felony, depending on whether the individual pictured is recognizable. That means Laibe likely will get prison time. Once aggravating and mitigating factors are considered, the sentence for a first-time felony offender could range from six months to 3.75 years per charge.

Laibe, 37, was scheduled to appear in court Monday for a pretrial status conference, but that proceeding was vacated because of the plea agreement. Instead, a judge set a sentencing hearing for Aug. 15.

Police say Laibe surreptitiously videotaped and photographed unsuspecting women in public restrooms at several locations throughout the Valley, including Chase Field, University of Phoenix Stadium, Sky Harbor International Airport and some Wal-Marts stores.

Police said they discovered hundreds of images dating back to May 2012, including some taken this year at Arizona Diamondbacks games on April 13 and Sept. 13 and an Arizona Cardinals game on Aug. 24.

Officers arrested Laibe last October at her Surprise home where she lives with her husband and children.

Original story: Surprise woman accused of taking photos, videos of restroom users