Man Pleads No Contest to Filming Woman and Girl with Drone

Papillion Resident Faces Felony Charges for Unlawful Surveillance

Jamal Gloe, a 27-year-old man from Papillion, , entered a plea of “no contest” on Wednesday to four counts of intentionally filming a person without consent using a drone. Each count carries a potential sentence of up to two years in prison and a $10,000 fine, reports WOWT.

The Sarpy County Sheriff's Office reported that a drone was discovered in a backyard near 64th and Michael Drive on December 5th. Upon examining the drone's SD card, investigators found footage of an adult female and a 12-year-old girl filmed through a window in various stages of undress. After obtaining a search warrant, authorities identified Gloe as the drone's pilot.

Initially, Gloe was charged with two counts of unlawful intrusion, but the charges were later amended on June 4th to four counts of intentionally filming a person without consent. Each count is classified as a Class IV felony under Nebraska law.

Gloe is scheduled to be sentenced on September 16th. If convicted on all counts, he could face up to eight years in prison and $40,000 in fines.

DroneXL's Take

This case highlights the importance of responsible drone ownership and the need for strict regulations to prevent the misuse of drones for unlawful surveillance. While drones have many beneficial applications, such as aerial photography, surveying, and operations, they can also be used to invade privacy and violate individuals' rights.

It is crucial for drone pilots to understand and adhere to local, state, and federal laws governing drone usage. Manufacturers and lawmakers should also work together to develop advanced security features and guidelines that help prevent the unauthorized use of drones for nefarious purposes.

As the popularity of drones continues to grow, it is essential to strike a balance between promoting innovation and ensuring public safety and privacy. , regulation, and accountability will play key roles in shaping the future of and its impact on society.

Photo courtesy of Sarpy County Sheriff's Office.


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