SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Springfield man spent less than 24 hours behind bars for allegedly videotaping a young girl who lived next door. The girl’s mother said her next door neighbor walked over to her home Thursday and told her he had been videotaping her daughter through a bedroom window.
Springfield police arrested 63-year-old Dana Bishop on 30 counts of invasion of personal privacy. Since his release, the alleged victim’s family says they feel unsafe.
“He’s free. We don’t even know where he’s at or anything, and he’s admittedly obsessed with my daughter and thinks he’s had a relationship with her when he has not,” said the alleged victim’s mother, who wished to keep her identity private to protect her daughter’s privacy.
She said Bishop followed her children home from school three days the week before his arrest. On Saturday the family did not have a restraining order against Bishop because they did not make it into court early enough to get the restraining order filed.
Until the family has some protection from Bishop, they are not staying at their home.