Wadesboro man indicted on peeping charges

By: By Imari Scarbrough - iscarbrough@civitasmedia.com

A Wadesboro man is facing several sex crime charges, including secretly taking inappropriate photos.

Jesse Cunningham, 22, was arrested and served a true bill of indictment on June 16 . He was charged with two felony counts and misdemeanor counts of peeping, as well as one felony count of taking indecent liberties with a child.

A grand jury found that Cunningham had “a picture of the undergarments worn by (victim)” taken by “secretly using a camera to create a photo of (victim) for the purpose of arousing and gratifying the sexual desire” of himself. The jurors also found that Cunningham took indecent liberties with the child, who was under the age of 16 at the time.

He allegedly secretly peeped into a bedroom to see the child during a six-month period in 2016.

Cunningham was taken to the Anson County Jail under a combined $50,000 secured bond and ordered not to have contact with the prosecuting witness and/or victim.

He is due to appear in court on July 17.

In 2013, Cunningham was given a suspended sentence convictions from 2012 for an attempted extortion threat using a computer and for obscene literature, both in Anson County, according to online state records.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

Reach reporter Imari Scarbrough at 704-994-5471 and follow her on Twitter @ImariScarbrough.


By Imari Scarbrough