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Accused Peeping Pediatrician Takes Plea Deal

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ANN ARBOR (WWJ/AP) – A 65-year-old pediatrician charged in an Ann Arbor peeping case has pleaded no contest in an agreement with prosecutors.

AnnArbor.com reports Howard Weinblatt entered the plea Tuesday to a felony charge of surveilling an unclothed person. He faces up to two years in prison

howard weinblatt Accused Peeping Pediatrician Takes Plea Deal

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when sentenced March 6.

A no contest plea is not an admission of guilt, but is treated as such for sentencing. Prosecutors have agreed not to bring further charges against Weinblatt related to the investigation.

Police claim that Dr. Howard Weinblatt looked into the windows of a 12-year-old girl’s home and watched her as she changed her clothing on four different occasions. The alleged incidents took place between October 18 and 31, and each time an adult said they witnessed it.

Court records say the girl was a patient of Weinblatt since her birth.

Weinblatt was employed at IHA Child Health-Ann Arbor but has been on leave. His name, photo and bio have been removed from the company’s website. Weinblatt is also a former adjunct professor at the University of Michigan Medical School.

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