Serial peeper arrested in Chapel Hill
Posted June 26, 2012
Chapel Hill, N.C. — A man whose crimes led to a rewrite of North Carolina laws on peeping was arrested early Monday after a woman said he was looking in her apartment window, Chapel Hill police said Tuesday.
John Thomas Whitt Jr., 60, of 2089 Virgilina Road in Roxboro, was charged with secret peeping and assault on a government official.
A woman told police that a man was looking in her window late Sunday at a complex off Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. An officer who searched the area scuffled with a man found nearby before arresting him, police said.
Whitt was convicted of dozens of peeping offenses a decade ago. Prosecutors said he secretly videotaped students undressing in dormitories at North Carolina State University and two sorority houses at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
His case was among a handful of peeping convictions to prompt lawmakers in 2003 to make peeping with video a felony in North Carolina.
Whitt also was arrested last fall and charged with peeping at Chapel Hill's annual Halloween festival.