Police Charge Father Of Young Family Over Alleged Peeping Tom Incident
A local real estate agent has been arrested for allegedly peering through a 13 year-old's window on Sydney's northern beaches.
Real estate executive Isaac Teu, 30, was arrested at the Doyle Spillane agency office in Dee Why on Friday in connection to an alleged peeping-tom incident captured on CCTV.
Late November, frightening footage was captured at a home at Collaroy Plateau where a 13-year-old girl lives with her parents.
In the video, a man can be seen allegedly lurking at the side of a house for about 20 minutes as he looks through the window and observes the teenager.
When he is noticed, he collects his shoes and runs.
The girl alerted her parents, who searched the back of the property before calling police, but they were too late to capture the offender.
After his arrest, Teu was taken to Manly Police station where he was charged with with two counts of peeping, two counts of stalking or intimidation with the intent of causing fear of physical harm, and entering land with the intent of committing an indictable offence.
Fairfax reports the young girl's home is located next to a property handled by Teu, which he had visited multiple times in his capacity as a real estate agent.
Police say the arrest of Teu is not the end of their investigation into the incident that left the teenager traumatised and unable to sleep.
Teu is also the father of a young girl.
Police confirmed they will look into other similar incidents in the area.
"To the victim of this crime this has significantly affected her way of life and that shouldn't be taken lightly at all," Superintendent Dave Darcy said on Friday.
"Now that we've observed this behaviour we will be extremely vigilant in terms of backtracking all over that area".
Teu was granted conditional bail and will appear in Manly Local Court on December 19.
Featured Image: NSW Police
Contact Siobhan at firstname.lastname@example.org