Charge: Sex offender watched neighbor through peep holes

Charge: Sex offender watched neighbor through peep holes
HOQUIAM, Wash. -- Prosecutors have charged a man accused of drilling holes in a neighbor's ceiling and watching her from above.

Kevin Voss, a registered sex offender, had allegedly gained access into the crawlspace above his neighbor's apartment.

That neighbor, who only wished to be identified as "Sally," said it was her cats who drew her attention to the holes in her ceiling.

"My cats all went in the kitchen, and they were looking up at the ceiling. And when I looked up, I saw somebody walking across the ceiling. And I could hear them walking," she said.

Voss and his roommate admit to climbing up to the crawlspace, drilling holes in the ceiling of her bedroom and watching her from above as she slept. The incident in question occurred at approximately 3 a.m. on Jan. 31.

"I heard a noise up there. And when I hit the ceiling, one of them fell. And the other got scared, and jumped out a hole and ran down the stairs," she said. "And when I opened the door, I saw the back of Kevin going around the corner."

Voss was arrested a few days later.

His roommate told investigators both men sexually gratified themselves as they peeped through holes, according to court documents.

"I don't like it. It's creepy. It's gross," said Sally. "And it ain't over yet ... It's scarred me for life."

Sally says what's particularly hurtful is that she had been acquainted with Voss for several years, but never knew he was a registered sex offender.

Voss pleaded not guilty to a voyeurism charge on Monday, and is being held on $25,000 bail. His roommate has not been charged.