More Charges Expected Against Alleged Aurora Peeping Tom
AURORA, Ill. (CBS) — Police are looking for any more possible victims of an alleged peeping tom on the west side of Aurora.
As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, Aurora police say more charges will be brought Tuesday against Erik Paxton, 24, who is already being held in jail on charges of burglary, trespassing and disorderly conduct.
Paxton is being held on $260,000 bond.
LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports
The Aurora Beacon-News reports in a meeting at Washington Middle School in Aurora Tuesday night, police told area residents Tuesday night that there are probably more peeping incidents involving Paxton. About 150 people attended the meeting, the newspaper said.
A week ago Sunday, officers questioned him about an incident the night before. A resident in the 200 block of South Westlawn Avenue said he had seen a man running from his backyard the night of Saturday May 19, and had found a step stool outside one of his young daughter’s windows.
It was the second time a man suspected to be Paxton had been spotted at the house. On April 26, Aurora police received a report that a man was peering into a different room in the house and spying on the same young girl around 11 p.m.
Paxton was also charged in both of the incidents on Westlawn Avenue, and in a third incident on March 20. On that occasion, the neighbor of a 32-year-old woman called police when she saw a man spying into the back window of a home in the 100 block of South Central Avenue in Aurora around 10:40 p.m.
After police executed a search warrant on Paxton’s home the following Tuesday, they found several items of girl’s clothing that he had allegedly stolen from the garage of the Westlawn Avenue home after breaking in.
Aurora police spokesman Dan Ferrelli said Paxton works at the Heritage YMCA in Naperville and supervises elementary school children.