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New details after police say kids videoed by peeping Tom

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John V. Lapinski   Source: Charleston Co. Detention Center John V. Lapinski Source: Charleston Co. Detention Center
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A criminal indictment released Thursday alleges 35-year old John Lapinski of North Charleston videotaped small children and adults by sneaking up to windows in his neighborhood.

Police say on April 8 they were contacted by an alleged victim's family member who was also Lapinski's neighbor at the time. He told police he had video from Lapinski's computer which showed a 6-year girl in the nude.

After searching Lapinski's West Palm View home they found 16 videos, nine of them allegedly showing children and adults in "some form of undress".  

That is not all police say his charges are numerous and so are his victims. News 2 talked to one of them who used to be roommates with Lapinski and did not want to be identified.

"I got a phone call from the detective and then went in and filled out the paperwork. I guess I showed up on a couple of the things like pictures or something. That just baffled me; I was like really you stoop to that level to do that."

Lapinski who is also an airman at The Charleston Air Force base is now facing18 charges that include voyeurism, assault of a high and aggravated nature and intent to commit criminal sexual conduct.

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