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NCSU grad student faces peeping, indecent liberties charges

Posted July 16, 2013
Updated July 17, 2013

— A North Carolina State University graduate student was arrested early Tuesday on peeping charges.

Samuel Lyn Boone, 47, of 515 E. Lane St., was charged with six counts of misdemeanor secret peeping, according to an arrest report.

Police said the allegations involve the same victim, but they declined to provide other details of the case.

Three counts of indecent liberties with minors were filed against Boone after his arrest. No other information about those charges was available.


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  • 678devilish Jul 17, 2013

    non-secret peeping?

    Peeping is peeping when no one gave you permission to do so. Its illegal and wrong.

  • 678devilish Jul 17, 2013

    He has a serious problem and needs help. I do hope he gets it. I am glad he was caught.

  • whoodathunk Jul 17, 2013

    @whatelseisnew: you should be ashamed for using this incident involving a young girl to spread fear to further a pro-gun agenda. No doubt you think everyone should have a gun, including presumably the guy who was arrested, whether the victim of a past crime or not. No need to be a shameless political opportunist by trading on the mother's and daughter's fears. And if the mother has a gun and a peeping tom has a gun, then what? According to a jury decision in Florida this week, someone killed someone with impunity based on self-defense because as the only living witness to the shooting there was no contrary eye-witness evidence to the entire confrontation, so apparently it didn't matter how the situation developed as long as at some point someone felt fear of personal harm. So a peeper (at least in Florida but presumably here in NC as well) could kill shoot the mother if he felt threatened. He could say he was just following a suspicious person slinking around the neighbor's yard.

  • whoodathunk Jul 17, 2013

    Can't see why his NCSU grad student enrollment warrants the headline. Yuk.

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  • ctrautman Jul 17, 2013

    Why is it called secret peeping? Is there also non-secret peeping?

  • luv2funrun Jul 17, 2013

    Maybe check out WTVD online. Their headline reads:
    "Raleigh Police charge man with peeping".

    RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Police have charged a 47-year-old Raleigh man with secret peeping.

    According to court documents, Samuel Lyn Boone is accused of looking into a teenage girl's bedroom six times over the last 30 days.

    The victim's mother says she was getting suspicious because Boone was giving her daughter gifts, and texting her. She told Boone to stop even showing some of the texts to police.

    She thought she had scared her neighbor away until she caught him in the act Monday night.

    "Last night, I walked into my backyard," said the mother. "I caught him standing on a stool pressed against my window peering through her closed blinds."

    Boone is charged with three felony counts of indecent liberties with a minor.

    He's in the Wake County Jail on $20,000 bond.

  • iron fist Jul 16, 2013

    What does NCSU have to do with this? He is a grown man making his own decisions and any school affiliation is just for headlines more media non sense

  • Cock a doodle doo Jul 16, 2013

    A Raleigh man has been charged with six counts of secret peeping, according to the Raleigh Police.

    Samuel Lyn Boone of Lane Street has been charged with three misdemeanor charges of secret peeping, Police said.

    Boone, 47, is said to have committed the offenses from June 16 to July 16. His court date is set for Aug. 28.

    His bond was $20,000.

    Police records list him as a student at N.C. State, and school records identify him as a graduate student. Police spokesman Jim Sughrue said the charges related to multiple instances with the same victim, and did not occur on campus.

    Thank you to WNCN.

  • Cock a doodle doo Jul 16, 2013

    How many graduate students might there be in Raleigh? If one is taking any post-baccalaureate classes, he/she is technically a graduate student. Maybe WRAL should link the peeping to on campus? Maybe then it might be more appropriate to add he is a graduate student? There isn't a lot to this story on here. What gives WRAL?