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Man charged in UNC peeping cases

Posted February 27, 2009

— University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill police have made an arrest in connection with three reports of peeping in showers in one of its coed dorms.

Gregory Roach, 20, of Raleigh, was charged Friday with misdemeanor counts of secret peeping in connection with the incidents, which occurred at Teague Residence Hall on Sept. 25, Jan. 19, and Feb. 27.

In a news release issued Friday afternoon, the university said Roach, a sophomore, was living in the dorm at the time of the alleged offenses.

It was not immediately clear if any disciplinary action has been taken against him or if he was still in police custody Friday afternoon.

In one case, a female student was in a second-floor shower when she heard a door open and saw a shadow pass across the shower curtain, UNC's student newspaper, The Daily Tar Heel, reported.

In the latest case, a female resident notified campus police after she saw a man enter a bathroom on her hall.


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  • VTHokie04 Feb 27, 2009

    For those complaining about coed dorms, have you ever lived in a coed dorm? I did for a year, and it was pretty much the same as living in an all male dorm, except that the girls side of the hall didn't smell of feet and stale pizza. I also found it to be less, don't really know what word I'm looking for, maybe sexiest? Instead of living in an all male dorm, and having a girl walk by, and every guy in the hall checking her out, wondering what guy she was visiting and why, a coed dorm allowed having a girl in the next room, and you think nothing of it. So what if there is a girl walking back from the shower with nothing but a towel on? That's Julie, she's an Econ major.

  • TeresaBee Feb 27, 2009

    No lock on the doors?

  • oldrebel Feb 27, 2009

    Another reason not to have co-ed dorms.

  • redwarrior Feb 27, 2009

    He would have learned his lesson much sooner if the girls wouldve taken pepper spray in the shower with them. I sure hope he went to jail, that way he could be PEEPED at by the guys.

  • Spooner Feb 27, 2009

    Time to do away with coed dorms before we are hearing about worse things than peeping.

  • exwife1956 Feb 27, 2009

    Hey perverts, why not just go home, get on your computer and watch all the porn you have time for? It is pretty bad when you can't even take a shower without being watched by perverts.

  • TarheelTurtle Feb 27, 2009

    In answer to GoGreen's question: Apparently not. Or I hope not. Ever.

  • UNC81 Feb 27, 2009

    And herein lies the problem of coed dorms.

  • GoGreen Feb 27, 2009

    Have no daughters do you?

  • whatelseisnew Feb 27, 2009

    Why is this a problem?