Man accused of video voyeurism will go before a jury

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John Turnbeaugh | Mike Price, EastIdahoNews.com

REXBURG — A man accused of sending sexually explicit videos and images to his ex-girlfriend’s current boyfriend will face a jury trial.

John Turnbeaugh, 37, is set to be arraigned on Oct. 2 in Madison County.

He faces three felony counts of video voyeurism and two misdemeanor counts of use of a phone to intimidate, harass or threaten.

During Turnbeaugh’s preliminary hearing Tuesday, Madison County Prosecuting Attorney Rob Wood presented evidence in the form of a sexually explicit photograph of the victim allegedly sent in a Facebook message from Turnbeaugh to the victim’s current boyfriend.

Wood also presented a sexually explicit video of the victim, who had dated Turnbeaugh. Turnbeaugh is accused of sending the video to the victim’s current boyfriend.

The victim’s boyfriend testified that Turnbeaugh sent him derogatory messages on Facebook about the victim, who attends Brigham Young University-Idaho.

Judge Mark Rammell deemed the evidence sufficient and the case will now move from Magistrate court to District court for an arraignment.

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