Norman L. Parnell

Norman L. Parnell

A Sullivan County man has been arrested on charges of voyeurism at a sun tanning salon.

Norman L. Parnell, 50, faces three counts of voyeurism, a Level 6 felony, according to an Indiana State Police news release. He was arrested this morning after a joint criminal investigation by the Indiana State Police, Sullivan city police and the Sullivan County Prosecutor’s Office.

Sullivan police received a complaint April 18 from a female customer at a local sun tanning salon. The customer told police that a video was being taken of her by a cell phone located in a vent in the tanning room she was using.

Police obtained a warrant for Parnell’s cell phone; he was working at the tanning salon at the time of the complaint. The cell phone was turned over to Indiana State Police Sgt. Chris Carter for a forensic download.

Due to the length of the forensic download and the need to identify all victims in this case, the investigation became prolonged, according to ISP. Detectives have identified and interviewed all victims involved "and are very confident that no others are involved."

On Tuesday, ISP Det. Michael Taylor reviewed the case with Sullivan County Prosecutor Ann Mischler and charges were filed against Parnell. The defendant was arrested without incident this morning and he posted bond.