SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Springfield mother is reacting to the plea agreement made by Dana Bishop in a Springfield courtroom Monday.
Dana Bishop was accused of spying on his neighbor with a camera he had pointed at her bedroom window.
The victim’s mother, Chrystal Stutesman, says she was in the courtroom Monday when Dana Bishop made his guilty plea.
Stutesman’s attorney, Ed Spinney, says Bishop pleaded guilty to invasion of privacy.
Spinney says the plea agreement states Bishop will get 35 days with time served, 3 years probation and 100 hours of community service.
Stutesman says the whole process has been frustrating and says the law against videotaping minors is lacking.
She says her family came to the realization this was the best they could get.
“One thing that made us feel better about this situation was at least to hear him plead guilty rather than have to go through the court process and hope he is found guilty,” said Stutesman. “There was some sense in justice in hearing him stand up and say he was guilty for this because we knew he was.”
The Stutesmans also agreed they would not file a civil lawsuit against Bishop.
The family says they will attend the sentencing on December 4, and looks forward to giving statements in the courtroom.