Repeat 'Peeping Tom' Facing Stalking Charges In St. PaulA convicted "Peeping Tom" who has been in and out of jail for 25 years is now awaiting trial again. This time, some young women near a college campus hope his stay behind bars will be longer. John Searle, 44, is now accused of peeping in windows near the University of St. Thomas and recording video of young women.
St. Paul Peeping Tom Faces More Criminal ChargesA St. Paul man with a long history of stalking and invading the privacy of women is facing more criminal charges. The Ramsey County Attorney's Office says 44-year-old John David Searle is charged with aggravated stalking and surreptitious interference with privacy after an ongoing investigation.
St. Thomas Students Help Put Peeping Tom Behind BarsJohn David Searle, 44, is back in jail Sunday night, accused again of invading peoples' privacy. Police say last week, he was peeping in several windows, near the University of St. Thomas.
'Upskirting' Laws Lag Behind Advances In TechnologyA court ruled that a man who snapped secret pictures up a woman's skirt on a Boston subway train did not violate the state's Peeping Tom law. The practice known as "upskirting" has exposed loopholes in current laws. Minnesota statutes that tackle the issue were written years ago. But that was before everyone had cell phones.
Camera-Wielding Peeper Puts Mpls. Neighborhood On EdgePolice in Minneapolis are on the lookout for someone who has been looking into windows with a video camera. Three times last week, people living in the Como neighborhood called police to report a peeping incident. The homes are all within a few blocks of one another on 22nd, 24th and 27th Avenues Southeast. The Como neighborhood is a short bike ride from the University of Minnesota, making it a popular place for students like Michael Canniff to rent homes.