An Apple Valley man convicted of spying on a naked woman in a tanning booth is now under the watchful eye of the law.
In November of 2012, Judge Tim Wermager sentenced Jon William Bogatzki, 30, to 10 days in the Dakota County Jail, a $300 fine and two years of probation. He is also forbidden from the premises of Darque Tan. Bogatzki was scheduled to begin his sentence on Friday.
The case is almost two years old. The incident occurred on the afternoon of April 16, 2011. According to the original police report, the victim said she was lying unclothed in a tanning booth that afternoon when she heard a noise. When she turned to see what it was, she saw a man looking at her over the partition that separated her booth from the next, with his arms crossed on the ledge.
The woman told police that she made eye contact with the man for a few minutes before he ducked behind the wall.
The woman got dressed and reported the incident to employees, who confirmed that a man of that description had been assigned to the booth next to hers. Police got Bogatzki’s name and address from tanning parlor staff and went to his home, where he said that he had been to Darque Tan that afternoon. He was the only man in the building at the time.
Bogatzki was charged with interfering with privacy, a gross misdemeanor. At a Nov. 14, 2012 hearing, Bogatzki's attorney initially entered an Alford plea, but appears to have amended the petition to guilty. An Alford plea is described as a "best-interests plea," in which the defendant agrees to accept a criminal sentence, but claims neither of guilt nor innocence.
Bogatzki has only one other charge of note on his criminal record. He was convicted of careless driving in 2004. A corresponding hit and run charge was dismissed.