Peeping Massage Therapist Gets 2 Years in Jail for Secretly Taping Clients

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A massage therapist will spend two years in jail for secretly videotaping female clients as they undressed for sessions and then dressed.

Richard Filbin originally was charged with 114 counts of criminal invasion of privacy. He pleaded guilty Wednesday in Kanawha County Magistrate Court to 12 counts. The other counts were dropped as part of a plea bargain.

Magistrate Kim Aaron also ordered Filbin to pay more than $6,000 in court costs and fines and sentenced him to two years of probation.

The 52-year-old Filbin operated Body and Soul Massage Therapy in Cross Lanes. According to the criminal complaint, police began investigating late last year after his wife discovered the tapes and notified authorities.