Knoxville man arrested second time for 'peeping tom'

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) A Knoxville man has been arrested for a second time and charged with drilling holes into women's homes so he can spy on them.

Christopher McKeon was arrested Thursday and now faces several charges including observation without consent and unlawful photography.

Investigators say McKeon was drilling holes into homes and watching women change clothes and shower, often times using small video cameras to record it.

McKeon was arrested in May after he was caught in the act by a woman's husband.

Major Mike MacLean with the Knox County Sheriff's Office said they take these kinds of allegations very seriously, because it can often times become a more violent crime in the future if not stopped.

"We're not saying every peeping tom goes that way, but unfortunately the numbers are such that you have to look at it and have to consider the fact that this could be just the start of something, and there could already be other crimes that we don't know about that these people have committed, or they're about to commit," MacLean said.

Investigators are asking people to call the Major Crimes Unit at the Sheriff's Office if they feel like they have been victimized. That number is 865-215-2243.

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