Sex offender accused of peeping in 8-year-old’s window indicted


A Bowie County grand jury issued an indictment Thursday for a registered sex offender who was allegedly recorded in August by a home security camera peeping into the window of an 8-year-old boy.

Harold Gene Spicer, 56, is required to register as a sex offender for life, according to Texas Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Database.

The mother of an 8-year-old boy posted images of a man looking into her son’s room which were recorded by a home security system on the night of Aug. 2, according to a probable cause affidavit. The mother also shared the footage with the Bowie County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigator Scott Sartor recognized Spicer from the footage and he was arrested at his job Aug. 6.

Spicer allegedly admitted to Sartor that he walked through the gate of a chain link fence surrounding the home’s backyard after his bicycle broke down. Spicer denied knowing whose bedroom he was looking in and allegedly said, “he probably would have watched if he had seen something like a naked couple.”

Spicer was indicted Thursday for voyeurism: victim under 14 years. The offense is a state jail felony punishable by six months to two years in a state jail.

Spicer is being held in the Bowie County jail with bail set at $100,000. He is scheduled to appear Dec. 16 before 202nd District Judge John Tidwell. His attorney of record is listed as Pat Allen.

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