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Serial peeper arrested in Chapel Hill

Posted June 26, 2012

— 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.


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  • NCgirl87 Jun 29, 2012

    i guess an eye for an eye wouldnt necessarily be the correct punishment here.. :p

    but in all seriousness, he looks very creepy.

  • zonk Jun 27, 2012

    WEIRDO !!!

  • OneLove Jun 27, 2012

    Today, its peeping.....Keep letting him go free and his crimes WILL escalate.

  • SFSOLDIER Jun 27, 2012

    Creepy person...deserves to be flogged in public. That would slow him down a bit.

  • hckyplyr72 Jun 27, 2012

    Glad they finally got him. We caught him looking at our Fruity Pebbles one day.

  • sammyg Jun 27, 2012

    Jeepers creepers - he's a serial peeper!

  • bravesfan1956 Jun 27, 2012

    The needle is to good for this fella.

  • Tarheel89 Jun 27, 2012

    Which apartment complex?

  • thatswhatshesaid66 Jun 27, 2012

    With this guys past history he needs to spend the next 10 years "peeping" through bars.

  • jmf1073 4.0 Jun 27, 2012

    This guy belongs locked away in a mental facility.