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Raleigh police file sex offense charge against alleged Target peeper

Posted November 11, 2014

Pierre Ulysses Coley appears in a Wake County courtroom on Nov. 6, 2014, after his arrest on a felony secret peeping charge.
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— A man arrested last week in Raleigh for allegedly recording up a woman's skirt faces new charges, including a sex charge, in connection with a breaking-and-entering case.

Raleigh police on Tuesday charged Pierre Ulysses Coley, 26, with one felony count each of first-degree burglary and second-degree sexual offense in connection with the Oct. 31 break-in near North Carolina State University.

A 20-year-old woman was home at the time, according to an arrest warrant.

Coley was already in jail under a $15,000 bond since his arrest Nov. 5 on a felony charge of secret peeping.

His new bond on the three charges has been set at $215,000, and he's expected to be back in court Wednesday.

In the peeping case, which happened Oct. 12, police say he allegedly used his cellphone to record photos or video of a woman at Target on Old Wake Forest Road.

According to court records, Coley pleaded guilty last year to misdemeanor charges of secret peeping – a Wake County case from last year and a Nash County case in 2012 – and received 127 days in jail with credit for time served.

His name is not on North Carolina's sex offender registry, however, because a conviction on the charge does not automatically require it.

A 2004 law, however, does allow a judge to require a defendant to register after two or more peeping convictions.

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  • jwsawyer Nov 12, 2014

    This fellow should get a job, work hard, go to school at night and make a life he will be proud of.

  • Brian Jenkins Nov 12, 2014

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    We could not lock people up for "crimes" with no victim at all. You know for simply possessing a plant in your own home. How evil!!!

  • miseem Nov 12, 2014

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    Well, on the peeping charge, it looks like that alone will get him on the sex offenders list. And he was in jail on the second peeping offense when he was charged with burglary and another second sexual offense. If he couldn't make the 15K bail, I doubt he'll get the 215K bail any time soon. The other option is to build and staff a few dozen more jails in NC so we can incarcerate more people charged, but not convicted, with misdemeanors and low level felonies.

  • Karen Orndorff Nov 12, 2014
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    How many times are we going to charge him, let him go and let him do it again?