New details after police say kids videoed by peeping Tom - WCBD-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Charleston, SC

New details after police say kids videoed by peeping Tom

Posted: Updated:
John V. Lapinski   Source: Charleston Co. Detention Center John V. Lapinski Source: Charleston Co. Detention Center
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC -

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.

  • Charlottesville Police Search for Missing UVA Student

    Charlottesville Police Search for Missing UVA Student

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:53 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:53:05 GMT
    The Charlottesville Police Department is searching for a missing University of Virginia student, Hannah Elizabeth Graham, 18.
    The Charlottesville Police Department is searching for a missing University of Virginia student, Hannah Elizabeth Graham, 18.

  • Slain duty story hits close to home

    Former police officer recalls night he was left paralyzed while in the line of duty

    Former police officer recalls night he was left paralyzed while in the line of duty

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:51:44 GMT
    A former police officer recalls how he nearly lost his life in the line of duty one evening back in 1970. He was paralyzed from the waist down but didn't let them hold him back from working or helping implement big changes for police officer's training and cars. It's been nearly 44 years since that day Gilbert Smith was ordered to take a drunken suspect found on the road to jail.
    A former police officer recalls how he nearly lost his life in the line of duty one evening back in 1970. He was paralyzed from the waist down but didn't let them hold him back from working or helping implement big changes for police officer's training and cars. It's been nearly 44 years since that day Gilbert Smith was ordered to take a drunken suspect found on the road to jail.
  • Lowcountry says final farewell to fallen deputy

    Lowcountry says final farewell to fallen deputy

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:47:27 GMT
    Thousands lined the streets to honor Charleston County Sheriff's deputy Joe Matuskovic.The Lowcountry paused to pay its respects to the deputy that was killed in a shootout last Monday night. Streets and highways were shutdown throughout the day so the several miles long procession could take the deputy to his final resting place at Old Saint Andrew's Parish Church Cemetery.
    Thousands lined the streets to honor Charleston County Sheriff's deputy Joe Matuskovic.The Lowcountry paused to pay its respects to the deputy that was killed in a shootout last Monday night. Streets and highways were shutdown throughout the day so the several miles long procession could take the deputy to his final resting place at Old Saint Andrew's Parish Church Cemetery.
Powered by WorldNow

210 W. Coleman Blvd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Telephone: 843.216.4875
Fax: 843.881.3410
Email: news@wcbd.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.