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Sex offender charged in southern Indiana Peeping Tom cases

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CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) – A registered sex offender is accused of peeping into homes in two southern Indiana counties.

Stephen Sorg, 30, was charged Tuesday with voyeurism and residential entry.

In January, a homeowner along West Norwood Avenue in Clarksville began circulating pictures of a man she says was caught on her security camera climbing onto her AC unit and staring into her bathroom window.

“He was seen leaving the area and had his hand down his pants,” said Detective Todd McCutcheon with the Clarksville Police Department.

The homeowner did not want to be identified but she posted to Facebook, “my house is not the only target” and he “likes to approach the windows and peek in on other WOMEN and CHILDREN’s bedrooms in my neighborhood."

She claims the incidents had been going on since October.

Neighbors of the homeowner tried to track down the man responsible.

“We all banded together and started to look out for each other,” said one neighbor, David Stolberg. “He left footprints everywhere. We could track him wherever he went.”

Police say Sorg’s girlfriend also played a pivotal role in helping to identify the suspect.

When interviewed, investigators say Sorg claimed he was not trying to look into the alleged victim’s windows.

“He claimed that he was there to break into the residence, to go in, and find a place to sleep,” said Detective McCutcheon.

Sorg also faces a voyeurism charge out of New Albany, stemming from an incident on Jan. 31.

An affidavit alleges Sorg put a chair under the bathroom window of a home on Beeler Street and even removed the window’s screen.

According to the paperwork, Sorg claimed “he was looking for a place to sleep” and eventually admitted to “peeping” into two homes.

Sorg is a registered sex offender. He was convicted of a sexual misconduct with a minor in 2007.

That incident out of Floyd County, Indiana led to a six-year sentence. He was released in 2009.

Clarksville Police say they will look into other voyeurism cases in the area to see if Sorg might have been involved.

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