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Raleigh man charged with peeping

Posted December 23, 2016

Elleston St. Patrick Baker, 34, of Raleigh has been accused of looking into a woman's apartment window.

Raleigh police were dispatched to the 2000 block of Quail Forest Drive in response to a report of a man "peeping" into the windows of an apartment

He fled when he realized he was seen by officers, but he was caught shortly after and arrested.

'It's kind of crazy. You hear about it all the time, but you don't think it's here," said neighbor Marcus McLeod, who has lived in the area for roughly three years.

Baker has has been arrested at least two other times since 2007 for secret peeping. He was released under $1000 bond and is no longer in custody. Police are calling this a sex offense.


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  • Matt Clinton Dec 24, 2016
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    Well said. Contrary to what the other poster said, they don't take these sorts of things seriously enough. This guy needs to be kept out of society until we can figure out how to fix his faulty wiring or whatever it is that causes him to keep doing this.

  • Linda Tally Dec 24, 2016
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    Research has reported that the peeping offenders escalate to hands-on offences, so I can see this being viewed as a sex offense, but with THREE charges, and only a $1K fine, the area can pretty well rest assured there will be a 4th and 5th offense.

  • Henry Evans Dec 24, 2016
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    This is where we weaken the sex offender registry. They'll put this nin-violent guy on the registry and spend thousands of dollars tracking him and administrating him. While taking away the time they could spend on actually tracking pedophiles and rapists convicted of felonies. They need to reform the sex offender registry.

  • Matt Clinton Dec 24, 2016
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    He looks like he could peep into two windows at once.