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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Peeping Puts Perp In Pen

A registered sex offender is in trouble with the law again.Metro police said they believe Timothy Temple is responsible for peering into homes in West Nashville."It's shocking, to be honest with you," said Cory McClain.McClain and his wife moved to their Westlawn Drive home a year ago for its charm."It's a really friendly neighborhood," he said. "Everyone's running, biking or walking their dogs. It's just been tremendous."Jennifer Hannah moved to the area a month ago for the same reasons."We just like the neighborhood," she said. "My husband lived down the street off Wyoming for awhile. It just seemed like a safe neighborhood."Safety came into question for Hannah and McClain with recent news of a peeping tom.According to Metro police, several homes along Westlawn Drive, 18th Ave South, and Hillsboro Pike have been victim to an unwanted guest for nearly a month. Several women reported seeing a man looking into bedroom and bathroom windows late at night or early in the morning. In some cases, he left notes for the victims telling them what he saw.On Friday morning, undercover Metro Detective Charles Taylor caught Timothy Temple looking into a window on 18th Avenue South just after midnight. Police aren't releasing his picture because of the ongoing investigation, but Temple is no stranger to the law.He is a convicted sex offender with a criminal history that goes back more than 15 years. In 1993, he was convicted of attempted sexual battery. He was also convicted of stalking in 2006, and again in 2008.Temple refused to talk to police Friday, but was arrested on charges of trespassing and driving on a revoked license. More criminal charges are possible pending the outcome of the investigation, police said.

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