Rock Hill police have arrested a man suspected in Peeping Tom and indecent exposure incidents dating to 2008.
Travis Ajuron Cousar was arrested Wednesday night on Peeping Tom and resisting police charges for a Sept 16 incident, said Lt. Brad Redfearn of the Rock Hill police. Additional charges may follow.
Cousar, 29, is suspected in as many as 18 possibly related peeping and indecent exposure incidents.
He was found in a house on Standard Street before 7:30 p.m. Wednesday after a tip through the Crime Stoppers line. He was found hiding behind a large TV, according to a Rock Hill police report.
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While being arrested and transported to jail, Cousar spit saliva and snot on an officer, the report states. He faces a throwing bodily fluids charge.
The crimes all occurred in residential areas, fit the same pattern and the suspect description was consistent, Redfearn said.
In the most recent reported incident, a 25-year-old woman saw a man peering into the back window of her residence around 10:30 p.m. last Thursday . The man left on a silver-colored bike. Police later tried to apprehend a suspect, but the man ran.
Fingerprints tied Cousar to this incident, Redfearn said.
In a January 2009 incident, a 28-year-old woman reported someone was outside her Hope Street residence committing a sex act. The victim told police she was asleep but woke up to a tapping sound at her bedroom window at 2:30 a.m.
She said the man exposed himself until she yelled that she was calling 911.
That woman saw another man outside near her neighbors' car. That man left on a mountain bike.
In December 2008, a 27-year-old woman reported a similar incident while she was sleeping on the couch at her Kimbrook Court residence around 1 a.m. That woman said continuous light knocking on a window woke her up.
When she went outside, she saw a chair had been placed outside the window closest to the couch she was sleeping. She returned to the couch only to hear the knocking again at another window and saw something moving outside.
When she pulled back the window's covering, she saw a man standing outside committing a sex act. She told police she screamed and hit the window repeatedly to get him to stop.
After checking that her children were OK, the woman called police.
Cousar has numerous felony and misdemeanor convictions dating back to 1998, according to a State Law Enforcement Division background check. The convictions include possession of crack cocaine, attempted burglary and assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.