Raleigh man charged with secret peeping for the second time in four months

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A Raleigh man arrested for secret peeping after an ABC11 story aired in May has been hit with the same charge again. (WTVD)

A Raleigh man arrested for secret peeping after an ABC11 story aired in May has been hit with the same charge again.

Andre Longmire, according to court documents, used his cell phone to take pictures up the dress of a girl at the Walmart on Wake Forest Road in Raleigh Tuesday.

In an arrest warrant, Raleigh police indicate that the victim, a juvenile female, may not even know she was a victim.

Police said they found the picture on the 30-year-old's phone, but the person in the picture is unknown.

And local parents are in shock.

"That's disgusting and the fact that he did it to a child makes it really bad," said Shelia Chavis. "It's unfortunate - we try to trust our kids walking around in Walmart but even with my ten-year-old I try to keep an eye on him because of things like this."

"That's pathetic, that's ridiculous," said Tim Mwadibi. "I mean for someone to do something like that... that's really offensive. I'd be real upset if that happened to my daughter."

Back in May, Raleigh police asked for the public's help in identifying a man caught by surveillance cameras at the Sears in Triangle Town Center mall taking pictures up the skirt of a woman who worked at the store.

As is apparently the case in the latest crime, the victim didn't know she had been victimized.

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"I'm not sure how you handle it," Chavis said. "Sounds like a mental health issue on top of a criminal issue."

Longmire was arrested the day after the surveillance picture was released after police said they got a tip identifying the man in the picture.

It's not clear how police nabbed the suspect on the day of the latest crime, but he was arrested just steps away from the Walmart where it happened.

Longmire faced a judge Wednesday at the Wake County Justice Center in Raleigh where his bond was raised.

"I have a concern about the public safety," said Wake District Court Judge Keith Gregory. "If you were charged with this in April and four months later you are charged with it again... I don't think $28,000 is appropriate. I'm going to set that bond at 75,000 secured."

And many parents agree, saying Longmire should be locked up.

"He's sick and he needs to be off the streets," said Susan Disalvo. "It's absurd and he needs to be locked up."

It's not clear if authorities will be able to identify the victim in the picture they found.

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