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Accused State Fair peeper admitted to previous bathroom peeps

Posted November 5, 2013
Updated November 21, 2013

Paul William Fantz

— A man accused of photographing boys in a restroom at the North Carolina State Fair last week told investigators that it wasn't the first time he had done so.

Search warrants released Monday indicate that Paul William Fantz, 30, of 2930 Calliope Way, Apt. 103, confessed to using his cellphone to record boys using the bathroom at the fair and that he also told deputies that he uploaded recordings to his computer of other people doing the same at Five County Stadium in Zebulon.

Five County Stadium is the home of the Carolina Mudcats.

Fantz was arrested Oct. 27 after a male fairgoer reported to a deputy inside Dorton Arena that he saw a man recording people on his cellphone, according to search warrants released Monday for Vance's home, car and the tablet.

In addition to the tablet, investigators seized from Vance's home an iPod, a laptop and a desktop computer.

The warrants, however, do not indicate how many recordings there were at Five County Stadium or when they were taken.

Fantz faces nine counts each of second-degree exploitation of a minor, secret peeping and indecent liberties in connection with his Oct. 27 arrest.


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  • Dr Sanchez Nov 6, 2013

    Does anyone seriously believe he got caught on his 1st try? He has probably been doing this for years.

  • hereinraleigh Nov 6, 2013

    I'm judging this book by its cover. Yuck.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Nov 6, 2013

    Freak show.

  • JAT Nov 6, 2013

    and when he gets out this time, he'll do it again, and keep on doing it until it escalates to some sort of assault on a poor kid and then we'll all wonder why something more wasn't done.

  • HadEnough Nov 6, 2013

    He admitted to doing this before. Duh!

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  • kkirstenc Nov 5, 2013

    The name on this is wrong. It should be "Fantz", not "Vance".