Police file more charges against suspect in Raleigh peeping case

From staff reportsJuly 17, 2013 

— A Raleigh man whom police arrested early Tuesday on charges of secret peeping into a bedroom now faces three counts of taking indecent liberties with a child with the same victim.

Samuel Lyn Boone, 47, of 515 E. Lane St. was charged Tuesday afternoon at the Wake County Detention Center, where he was being held following his arrest on the peeping charges.

The latest arrest warrant from Raleigh police lists the same victim as the one cited in the secret peeping charges.

The warrant says the offenses happened between June 16 and Tuesday and the victim was under 16.

Police spokesman Jim Sughrue said the victim was female, but declined to say where police believe Boone was peeping.

The warrant served Tuesday afternoon does not specify what actions police believe happened other than to use state law’s language about “arousing and gratifying sexual desire.”

Police first arrested Boone at his home a little after midnight on Tuesday.

Sughrue said investigators had been led to Boone when working with information supplied by a witness in the peeping case.

Boone identified himself as a North Carolina State University student, and the university’s online directory lists him as a graduate student.

The peeping charges are misdemeanors, but the new charges are felonies.

Magistrates raised Boone’s bail to $170,000 after the new charges, and he was scheduled to appear before a judge again Wednesday.

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