Michael McKenny, 42, of Columbia, was convicted in a case in which prosecutors said he secretly videotaped two women while inside their Ellicott City home over the course of several month.
McKenny submitted and Alford plea, meaning that he did not admit guilt, but admitted that there was enough evidence to convict.
He was convicted on three counts of burglary, placing a camera in a private residence for surreptitious surveillance and visual surveillance of another person with prurient intent.
Authorities nabbed McKenny in October mere hours after detectives released a video showing a man setting up a secret camera inside the victims’ condominium.
Officials believe McKenny knew the victims and had stolen and copied keys to their condo.
McKenny has been sentenced to 30 years in prison with all but 11 of those years suspended. He will also be on probation for five years once he’s released from prison.
McKenny has also been ordered to keep away from Merriweather Post Pavilion, where prosecutors say he also placed video cameras.