Sullivan County – Norman L. Parnell, age 50, of Sullivan, Indiana, appeared in Sullivan County Circuit Court Friday and pled guilty to three counts of voyeurism that occurred at a tanning salon located in Sullivan, Indiana. The investigation was conducted by Senior Trooper Michael Taylor, of the Putnamville State Police Post, with assistance from the Sullivan City Police Department. Judge Robert E. Hunley, II, accepted the plea agreement and sentenced Parnell to three years with one year and ninety days to be served in jail, and the last ninety days to be served on work release. All victims involved in the case consented to the terms of the plea agreement.
While in court this morning, Norman L. Parnell made a brief statement in open court where he apologized to the victims for his actions. Prosecutor Ann Smith-Mischler stated to the court, “Although the victims consented to the plea agreements and the sentence provided for therein, there was no sentence that the court could impose that would provide the victims vindication for Parnell’s actions. The sentencing hearing today did provide the victims with some much needed closure.”