Kemah couple brings suit against neighbor for alleged voyeurism

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Dec. 2, 2013, 1:40pm

GALVESTON - A Kemah couple hopes to stop a neighbor's alleged bullying with a lawsuit against her, recent court documents say.

Scott and Teri Gale accuse Natalie Belk of "intentionally" invading their privacy in an original petition filed Nov. 21 in Galveston County Court at Law No. 3.

The Gales claim Belk "installed security video cameras on the exterior of her residence, which is directly across the street from the plaintiffs', and has aimed the video cameras directly in the plaintiffs' bedroom window." 

"By her actions, the defendant has intentionally intruded on the plaintiffs' solitude, seclusion or private affairs," the suit says.

"The filming of the plaintiffs' bedroom and private affairs is highly private and would cause any reasonable person to be highly offended."

Belk is also alleged to have called law enforcement "no less than 35 times" on the claimants "in an attempt to harass."

According to the Gales, no criminal conviction has resulted from the calls, but they continue to be on the receiving end of the respondent's "constant" harassment.

Consequently, the couple seeks a temporary restraining order and unspecified monetary damages.

Attorney Dan Krieger of the Law Office of Dan Krieger in League City is representing the Gales, and Galveston County Court-at-Law No. 3 Judge Kerri M. Foley is presiding over the litigation.

Cause No. 71,116

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