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Officer Convicted in Durham Peeping Case Loses Appeal

Posted April 3, 2007 2:21 p.m. EDT

— A convicted sex offender who thought his fine was excessive lost his appeal.

Billy Apple, a former Durham police detective and high school coach, pleaded guilty in 2004 to peeping charges. Authorities said  Apple secretly videotaped dozens of young women at a tanning salon he owned in Hillsborough.

Apple did not have to serve any active jail time, but he was fined $64,000.