The same day his trial was set to begin, a Rexburg man plead guilty Wednesday to a charge of video voyeurism.
Brooks Wilson, 27, was charged with video voyeurism, a felony, in December 2022 and pled not guilty during his arraignment last March.
At the time of his arrest, he was a BYU-Idaho student.
According to court documents, a Rexburg police officer was dispatched to the women’s side of Greenbrier Apartments in response to a report of a hooded man taking pictures through windows. The officer confronted Wilson at the scene who told him he was dumpster diving for items to sell.
After the officer asked to see recent pictures on his phone, Wilson admitted to recording videos of women in their bedrooms. The rooms belonged to four women.
Wilson was expected to stand trial on Jan. 25 before he signed a deal on Tuesday in which he agreed to plead guilty in exchange for prosecutors recommending Wilson’s sentence be suspended and that he receive probation.
The state also agreed not to object should Wilson request a withheld judgment, a request to not be convicted given his guilty plea.
They also stated they would not charge Wilson for any other videos made on or before the day of his arrest or for deleting videos from his phone, which the arresting officer observed him do.
Both the prosecution and the defense remain free to argue for an underlying prison sentence.
Video voyeurism can carry a penalty of up to five years in prison and/or a $50,000 fine.