Aiken County deputies arrest suspected peeping Tom

By: Diane Cho Email
By: Diane Cho Email

April 12, 2007

AIKEN CTY, S.C.---A two-time convicted sex offender has been arrested again. This time Arthur Frazier is accused of peeping into a child's bedroom.

Authorities say neighbors in the Country Squire mobile home park have been living in fear for the last six months that someone has been watching them in the privacy of their own homes. Now neighbors say they're glad he's finally been put behind bars.

For the last six months, deputies say Arthur Lee "Stank" Frazier has been lurking in the Country Squire mobile home park, terrorizing neighbors by peeping in their windows.

"He was definitely peeking into the window," said Aiken County Deputy Mike Goodwin. "He was so into it he didn't even see the person, the complainant walking up to him."

One of his latest victims is only nine-years-old. The boy saw a man looking in his window on Easter.

"His parents were afraid he wouldn't sleep in his bed anymore, so they played it off as if he was the Easter Bunny," Deputy Goodwin said.

Deputies say they've been called out to the neighborhood at least eight times, but couldn't identify the peeper until the nine-year-old's father got a good look at him.

The only reason he did was because he caught the same man looking into another home.

"He said he was within ten or 15 feet away from the suspect when he saw him peeping into a trailer," Deputy Goodwin said.

The information he gave to the sheriff's office fit the height and weight of a sex offender who lived just a half a mile away in Kellogg Park. That's when officers were finally able to make an arrest.

"Through my experience it's a fetish...inside these people, they can't control it."

Thelma Clemons, a BAE plant officer and mother of three, was caught off guard when we told her about the arrest.

"He was probably looking in my kids' window, I don't know," she said.

His bond was set at $40,000. He faces up to three years in jail for both charges, or a fine of $5,000.

According to the state's sex offender registry website, Frazier was convicted of two counts of voyeurism back in 2003.

The names and ages of those victims were not listed under the registry.

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  • by amy Location: north augusta on Apr 26, 2007 at 08:49 AM
    I met this person once and heard that he was like this and he was dating a friend of mine...tried to warn her she wouldn't listen may be she safe and will listen now
  • by Sherry Location: Aiken on Apr 19, 2007 at 05:20 AM
    Hi, I am so glad to see this kind of preditor taken off of the street. I sleep better at night knowing that there are people out there that care enough about their neighborhood to step up and help arrest this kind of pervert. I know the "Hero" in this story, he is my Dad. The bad part about this is--even though he did help for the right reasons, he never heard a "thank you" from anyone except the arresting officer. I feel he should have been rewarded. I'm not saying this because of who he is, simply because of what he did.
  • by rachel Location: hephzibah on Apr 14, 2007 at 07:29 PM
    come on a registered sex offender looking into kids bedrooms and that is all the time he could face what happens when he stops peeping at the kids and does more he is a sick man who does NOT need to be back out on the streets we have kids at risk here come on lets PROTECT OUR KIDS and get some new sex offender laws and put these sick people away before we become national headlines again like brunswick ga and the rest of them PROTECT OUR KIDS PLEASE!
  • by Jon Location: Avera on Apr 13, 2007 at 08:09 AM
    He knew he was going to get caught, but he continue to do it anyway. I am glad this man is off our streets. A person that does only cares about getting off. He will never learned.
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