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Cary man accused of peeping on boy faces more charges

Posted July 4, 2012
Updated July 5, 2012

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— A Cary man who admitted to taking pictures of a boy in a Raleigh amusement park's bathroom last week is facing more indecent liberties charges involving multiple children, according to an arrest warrant. 

From December 2011 to February, John Courtney took "immoral, improper and indecent liberties" with numerous boys – all under the age of 16 – "for the purpose of arousing and gratifying sexual desire," according to an arrest warrant.

Courtney, 46, of of 117 Old Bridge Lane, was arrested Tuesday and posted $100,000 bond. 

Officers also arrested him last week after a 9-year-old boy's grandfather saw Courtney allegedly trying to taking pictures of the child at a urinal at Adventure Landing on Capital Boulevard on June 27, police said.

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction confirmed that Courtney works as a duplicating services manager for the agency. He has been placed on leave while the criminal matter is under investigation, a spokesperson for the department said.

Courtney, who has worked at the department since 2004, earns $41,100 a year.


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  • injameswetrust2003 Jul 5, 2012

    "I hope he doesn't spend a minute in jail..."

    I hope he spends a lot of minutes..days..years in jail. Get him off the street.

  • cableman613 Jul 5, 2012

    I hope he doesn't spend a minute in jail!!! My tax paying self would rather watch him publicly get his junk cut off so he can have his thoughts but cannot do anything about his demon seed desires!!!!

  • gmuny33 Jul 5, 2012

    I mean it's Cary, can anyone really be surprised, or will the people of this city continue to demean other surrounding cities for its' crimes. This sees to be a haven for the sickos.

  • westernwake1 Jul 5, 2012

    I hope they lock up his pedophile for a long time so he will not be approaching any more children.

  • promethazine codeine lover Jul 5, 2012

    If i had to guess what you look like Mr glass, It would be a mirror image of John Courtney

  • annemarek Jul 5, 2012

    I wonder if this fellow knows he's a creep.

  • promethazine codeine lover Jul 5, 2012

    @GlassHalfEmpty, if you had children, you would understand that you , as a parent, would also like to know the location so you can at least know where this stuff is happening at.

    So think about what you said... "Why does it matter where it happened"?

    Of course we can never predict where these things happen at, but we can sure have reminders in the back of our head where things like this occur and we can be more conscience.

  • promethazine codeine lover Jul 5, 2012

    It matters where it happens because some of us visit those places Mr. Glass Half empty.

  • gnewsome1 Jul 5, 2012

    This is totally disgusting. Anyone who preys on young children does not deserve to breathe the same air as decent folks.

  • Glass Half Full Jul 5, 2012

    What does it matter where it happened? An amusement park (which I'm pretty sure they meant Adventure Landing), a restaurant, the grocery store, church for that matter. They're everywhere.