A Fort Myers man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison followed by 15 years of probation for crimes surrounding the stalking of a Fort Myers woman.
Thomas Andrew Cash, 35, was judged guilty of one count of aggravated stalking, one count of video voyeurism, five counts of burglary of a dwelling, one count of possession of burglary tools, one count of illegal interception of communication and one count of installing a tracking device.
According to the sentencing document, the crimes happened over the course of several months in 2019 in Fort Myers. Cash became obsessed with a local woman and repeatedly broke into her home, installing cameras and devices to spy on her both with video and audio. He also put a GPS tracking device on her car so he would always know where she was.
One day, the woman noticed a blinking light in her home and discovered an audio recording device. She contacted the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, which investigated and found video recordings of the victim on devices belonging to Cash.
Cash pled straight to the court which allows the judge to directly sentence him. It is not a plea agreement. Every defendant can give up their right to a jury trial and plea directly to the court.