On April 20, 2023, in the District Court of Maryland for Queen Anne’s County Adam Wendell Lee, age 39, of Chestertown, Maryland pled guilty to one count of “Peeping Tom” – conducting visual surveillance of another person in a private place without the consent of that person. The incident took place in August of 2022, when Mr. Lee was residing in northern Queen Anne’s County with his girlfriend and her then 18-year-old daughter, the victim in this case. The victim reported to police that she became suspicious when she heard the floor creaking outside of her closed bedroom door. She then observed “something red,” which she believed to be Mr. Lee’s cell phone, peering through the cat door leading into her bedroom. The 18-year-old later obtained access to Mr. Lee’s cellular device, where she located various videos and still images of herself in the “deleted” section of his photo gallery. Mr. Lee did not have permission, at any time, to photograph or video the victim within the confines of her bedroom. Following his entry of a guilty plea, Mr. Lee received a suspended sentence with a period of probation, community service and he was ordered to have no contact with the victim.   The case was prosecuted by State’s Attorney Lance Richardson, and Assistant State’s Attorney Jessica Davidson. The Office of the Sheriff and Detective J. Rickard investigated the case.  Richardson praised Detective Rickard and ASA Davidson for their thorough investigation and work which led to the conviction.