$500,000 Bond for Multiple Alleged Sex Oriented Crimes
39 year-old Daniel Tudahl is in the Missoula County Jail on $500,000 bond for allegedly peeking into a neighbor’s window, trespassing, indecent exposure to a child and tampering with witnesses and informants, in addition to numerous other offenses over the past several months.
Deputy County Attorney Brian Lowney described the current charges against Tudahl.
“He is charged with indecent exposure in February and one of the allegations and that that exposure was to a child. A person under 18,” said Lowney. “That augments the crime and the potential penalty. In these circumstances the current charge as of May 20th is surreptitious visual observation of an adult. He was most recently charged with surreptitious visual observation,” he said. “It’s alleged that he is looking into the windows of a neighboring house and those are all felony counts now based on his prior criminal history. The incident dates are alleged as January 9th, January 19th and May 15th.”
Lowney said Tudahl has been accused of such behavior in the past.
“Initially, Mr. Tudahl was charged in July 2019 with the same crime of criminal surreptitious observation regarding some similar circumstances at a different neighboring house,” he said. “He then was subsequently charged with indecent exposure based on an incident that occurred at Currents, the public swimming facility in February of 2020 and the rest of the counts are taken up by the events both in January and May of 2020.”
Lowney laid out the possible penalties for Tudahl if he is found guilty on all charges.
“The potential penalties for the new counts anyway, are up to five years in prison, so there’s a potential total of 15 years in prison with a potential $10,000 fine on each count,” he said. “Those counts are in addition to those already charged, so there’s a total of eight counts.”
Tudahl is in the Missoula County Jail under a $500,000 bond. He is set to appear in Missoula Justice Court on Wednesday.