Police: Rock Hill man is ‘serial peeping Tom’

06/06/2014 11:49 PM

06/06/2014 11:52 PM

The man who police say peeped at a woman Monday while she was in her kitchen and then left his bicycle behind has been identified as Travis Aljeron Cousar, Rock Hill’s alleged “serial peeping Tom.”

Police on Friday arrested Cousar in connection with this latest peeping incident. The victim, 33, told officers she walked into the kitchen of her Arch Drive home, looked up and saw someone peeping in the glass window of her back door, according to a Rock Hill Police report.

The woman’s brother confronted the man, who stood beside the house with a bicycle, and asked him what he was doing.

The suspect said he was having problems with his wife and the police were looking for him, but he didn’t want any trouble, the report states. When the woman’s brother called police, the suspect ran, leaving behind his bike.

Authorities earlier this week arrested Cousar, a convicted sex offender, in connection with a weeks-old peeping Tom incident in which a woman reported that someone has been creeping around her neighbor’s home at night, according to a police report.

The woman installed a camera on the side of the house that faced her neighbor’s home. The camera caught the suspect, identified as Cousar, looking into the window on May 10. He was arrested this week, charged with trespassing and released on bond before his subsequent arrest on Friday. He was being held Friday at the Rock Hill Law Center on a $100,000 bond.

Assault and resisting arrest charges are also pending against Cousar, who was arrested in April and accused of punching his girlfriend during an argument over another man. He fled from police, but was later found hiding behind a neighborhood home, police say.

Cousar has been suspected in more than 20 peeping Tom incidents reported in the city dating to 2008, but he’s only been convicted in connection with one incident. In February 2013, he pleaded guilty to harassment and was sentenced to a year in prison followed by three years’ probation. That was soon revoked when police found him within feet of his victim’s home, a violation of his probation conditions. His probation has been revoked four times in the past, state officials said

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