Idaho Campground Operator Gets Probation For Video Voyeurism


The former manager of an eastern Idaho campground who was charged with using his cellphone to video a woman while taking a shower there has been given five years probation. But Sixth District Judge Stephen Dunn, in the April 1 sentencing, added that he didn't think it was a good idea to allow the defendant to go back to his Brigham City, Utah home until a plan was in place to ensure his children's safety.

In December 2012, Bannock County sheriff's deputies arrested Cory Unsworth, a former Lava Hot Springs resident, then-chairman of the Lava Hot Springs Planning and Zoning Commission and operator of the Lava Hot Springs KOA campground. The arrest came after a Utah woman said she saw a cellphone pointed toward her from beneath a shower room door during a November stay at the campground.

This morning's Idaho State Journal reports that during the April 1 sentencing, Unsworth's attorney, Michael Neilsen, said a psychosexual evaluation was "harsh in calling Unsworth a moderate risk of reoffending." The attorney added that Unsworth had attended counseling and treatment for pornography addiction.

Though Unsworth was sentenced to five years probation, he will be required to stay in Idaho until Utah agrees that he can serve his probation there. The process could take up to 45 days, according to the Journal's report, but Unsworth may be allowed to return home earlier if a plan for his children's safety is approved by court officials.