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Man accused of peeping in Wake courthouse bathroom

Posted September 18, 2012 10:37 a.m. EDT
Updated September 18, 2012 4:16 p.m. EDT

— A 20-year-old Raleigh man was charged Monday with peeping on a woman in a bathroom at the Wake County Courthouse.

Katrel Gulley, of 3525 Kernstown Drive, "walked into the women's bathroom on the 11th floor of the Wake County Courthouse and peeped over the top of the stall" last Thursday, according to an arrest warrant.

The woman, who asked not to be identified, told WRAL News that Gulley had been hanging out in the hallway near the clerk's office on the 11th floor for about a week. Security had been watching him, she said.

Last Thursday, the woman noticed what appeared to be men's shoes in the bathroom stall next to her. The shoes disappeared, and she looked up and saw the man peering over the stall, she said. After screaming at him repeatedly to get out, he finally ran away, she said.

Courthouse security officers were able to get a picture of him from a security camera, and he was arrested Tuesday in front of the courthouse. 

Gulley's arrest record dates to 2008 and includes charges for sexual battery and assault on a female. He failed to appear in court on those charges and is scheduled to appear on Oct. 5 for the sexual battery charge, Oct. 12 on the assault charge and Oct. 24 on the peeping charge.