Peeping Tom caught again

A man was arrested as a “Peeping Tom” after a call from West Charlotte Avenue early Tuesday morning. 

Ruston Police officers responded to the 500 block of West Charlotte Avenue and spotted Ladarious Torbor, 31, of Ruston, who had been cited for peeping tom just the day before in the same neighborhood.

The victim provided video from a camera on her house showing Torbor walking around outside and maneuvering within the bushes beside her house. 

Torbor was arrested for peeping tom and criminal trespassing and booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center. Bail was set at $21,500. Holds for probation authorities have also been placed on Torbor.

Louisiana law defines a “Peeping Tom” as “one who peeps through windows or doors, or other like places, situated on or about the premises of another for the purpose of spying upon or invading the privacy of persons spied upon without the consent of the persons spied upon. It is not a necessary element of this offense that the Peeping Tom be upon the premises of the person being spied upon.” 

Punishment upon conviction brings a fine of not more than $500, or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both.

The officer’s arrest affidavit indicated Torbor was convicted of peeping tom once in 2014, three times in 2016, and once in 2017.

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