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Deputies: 'Pantless peeping tom' is state rep's son

Kevin Parker (Source: WYFF) Kevin Parker (Source: WYFF)
A surveillance photo and police sketch of the suspect (Source: Spartanburg County Sheriff's Department) A surveillance photo and police sketch of the suspect (Source: Spartanburg County Sheriff's Department)
Campus Edge Apartments, where multiple incidents took place Campus Edge Apartments, where multiple incidents took place

By Logan Smith - bio | email

SPARTANBURG, SC (WIS) - Deputies in Spartanburg County say the "pantless peeping tom" caught on surveillance cameras at an Upstate apartment complex and charged with incidents at two South Carolina colleges is the son of a state lawmaker.

Kevin Parker, 22, of Boiling Springs, is accused of more than 20 "sexual exposures" at the University of South Carolina in Columbia and USC-Upstate going back to 2009. Parker is the son of Republican Rep. Steve Parker of Boiling Springs.

Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright said Kevin Parker was charged Tuesday with assault and battery, four counts of indecent exposure and three counts of burglary in Spartanburg County. Wright said Parker has been exposing himself and sneaking into women's bedrooms for almost two years.

"He was picked out of several lineups," said Wright. "We have some other evidence that [the State Law Enforcement Division] is processing for us. We have not got the results back from those. Those are to come. And we're simply waiting on confirmation on some other things."

Surveillance video from an Upstate apartment complex depicted a July 2009 incident, and victims were able to provide enough information for a police sketch. "He was touching my leg and all of the sudden I screamed and as soon as I screamed, he took off running," said Ashley Petty, 23. "The one night that we left it unlocked, he got in."

Investigators made the connection after Parker was arrested last week for exposing himself to female students outside a dorm on the Columbia campus. Parker also is accused of hitting an officer in the chest before trying to flee during the October 30 incident.

Rep. Parker said his son's indecent exposure and resisting arrest charges were unjust, and that his son was just urinating in the bushes after a game. In response to the new allegations, Parker said Tuesday that the case is a private family matter. Messages left with Parker's attorney were not returned.

Sheriff Wright said other charges against Parker are pending, and Parker has agreed to submit to DNA testing to see if he matches evidence from crime scenes.

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Copyright 2010 WIS. All rights reserved. WYFF and AP contributed to this report.

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