CHAPTER 41

RELATING TO PEEPING TOMS

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 3, TITLE 11, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO TRESPASSING WITH INTENT TO PEER OR PEEP INTO A WINDOW OR DOOR OF ANOTHER; PROVIDING PENALTY THEREFOR.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware (two-thirds of all Members elected to each Branch thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Chapter 3, Title 11, Delaware Code, is amended by adding to said chapter a new section to be entitled § 877, reading as follows:

§ 877. Trespassing with intent to peer or peep into a window or door of another; penalty; jurisdiction

Whoever shall willfully trespass in or upon the occupied property or premises of another utilized as a dwelling, with intent to peer or peep into the window or door of such property or premises and, who while on such property or premises, shall otherwise conduct himself in a manner commonly referred to as a "Peeping Tom" shall be fined not less than Twenty-Five Dollars ($25.00) nor more than Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) or imprisoned for not more than six (6) months, or both. Any person violating the provisions of this section may be referred by the court to the Delaware State Hospital for examination and for treatment. Justices of the Peace shall have concurrent jurisdiction of violations of this section.

Approved April 20, 1955.