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Pediatrician Gets Probation In Child Peeping Case

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ANN ARBOR (WWJ/AP) - An Ann Arbor pediatrician charged with looking out his window to watch a 12-year-old girl change clothes has been sentenced to five years’ probation and ordered to move.

A judge Tuesday said Howard Weinblatt must move from his Ann Arbor home within 30 days and register as a sex offender.

The 65-year-old Weinblatt pleaded no contest in January to surveilling an unclothed person. He faced up to two years imprisonment on the felony.

howard weinblatt Pediatrician Gets Probation In Child Peeping Case

(credit: IHA Cares.com)

A no contest plea is not an admission of guilt, but is treated as such for sentencing.

Authorities have said Weinblatt was recorded on video watching the girl.  The alleged peeping took place on four different occasions and, each time, was witnessed by an adult. Court records say she was a patient of the doctor since her birth.

The girl’s mother said Weinblatt broke his professional oath to “do no harm,” and has “broken my daughter.”

Weinblatt was employed at IHA Child Health-Ann Arbor. He is also a former adjunct professor at the University of Michigan Medical School.

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