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SLCPD Officers Arrest 33-Year-Old Man for Voyeurism

SALT LAKE CITY — Officers with the Salt Lake City Police Department have arrested a 33-year-old man accused of following three children home from school and peering into a bedroom window.

This investigation started at 5:49 p.m. on Monday, June 5, 2023, when SLC911 received a call about an attempted kidnapping near 1700 South Briar Rose Place.

Officers got on scene and confirmed the suspect never tried abducting the children.

Instead, officers learned the suspect, identified as Nicholas Muenchow, followed three children – a 6-year-old boy, a 10-year-old girl, and a 12-year-old-girl – as they walked home from school.

During their investigation on Monday, officers learned Muenchow started following the children about two weeks ago.

The Salt Lake City Police Department only learned about this on June 5, 2023.

Officers also learned on Monday that Muenchow spoke with the 6-year-old on previous occasions as he walked home.

It is alleged Muenchow followed the three children home on Monday night, knowing they would be home alone. The three children, all siblings, saw Muenchow looking through their windows. One of the children called their father, who then called 9-1-1.

Officers quickly responded and found Muenchow near 1700 South Redwood Road.

Officers safely took Muenchow into custody after a brief struggle where he refused to cooperate.

Officers took Muenchow to the Salt Lake County Metro Jail and booked him on three counts of Voyeurism Against a Child, one count of Interfering with an Arresting Officer, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Charges are only allegations, and every arrested person is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

The Salt Lake City Police Department is not the custodian of record for jail booking photos. Utah Code 17-22-30 mostly prohibits the release of jail booking photos. Generally, a jail booking photo can only be released by the custodian of record after a conviction or when law enforcement determines the person is a fugitive or an imminent threat to a person or public safety. In Salt Lake City, the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is the custodian of record for jail booking photos.