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SL man arrested after secretly taping victims nude

Monday, April 2, 2012

Shanon Pranschke
A juvenile female told police on Wednesday that the she had found a hidden video camera in the bathroom of a home where she was staying, set up to view guests without their knowledge while they showered.

The girl told police she was staying at a residence located at 123 Irving Street having returned to Storm Lake to visit for a few days. The victim identified the owner and occupant of the Irving Street house to be Shanon Pranschke, age 30, of Storm Lake.

When officers took Pranschke into custody at the home for questioning, he allegedly resisted officers and was subdued and transported to the Storm Lake Police Station.

Police sealed the Irving Street residence as well as Pranschke's Collision Center located at 419 Irving Street while awaiting search warrants for both locations.

They executed the searches Wednesday afternoon at both locations and seized computers and technical recording equipment.

Officers said they located over a dozen electronic videos at the area shop, covertly taken at the 123 Irving address since December of 2011 in which victims were fully or partially nude. Police suspect the victims were guests at the Irving Street home when the videos were taken.

On Wednesday evening officers charged Pranschke with 13 counts of Invasion of Privacy and one count of Interference With Official Acts. He was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $13,300 cash bond.

Storm Lake Police Investigators are attempting to identify several unknown victims depicted on the recovered videos. If anyone feels they may have been a victim, or knows anyone who might have been a victim while at the 123 Irving Street residence they are asked to contact the Storm Lake Police Department at 712-732-8010.

County jail records showed no previous arrests for Pranschke. The investigation is continuing and additional charges are anticipated.