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'Peeping Tom' pleads guilty to burglary

Robert James Bell (Source: Decatur Police Department) Robert James Bell (Source: Decatur Police Department)
DECATUR, AL (WAFF) -

Robert James Bell pleaded guilty to third degree burglary on February 7 and will serve five years in prison.

Bell was accused of spying on women in public restrooms in Decatur, Huntsville, and even Kalamazoo, Michigan and was facing criminal surveillance charges, a misdemeanor.

Officers said they requested the district attorney seek felony charges due to Bell having committed the same acts in numerous other jurisdictions in Alabama and other states.

DA Scott Anderson charged Bell with third degree burglary, a Class C felony, because the charge is defined as "knowingly entering or remaining in a building with the intent to commit a crime therein."

Bell pleaded guilty to the charge and also admitted that the commission of his crimes were sexually motivated. Therefore, Bell will be required to register as a sex offender.

He has no prior felony convictions and applied for probation, though Anderson said he would oppose that.

Bell is scheduled to be sentenced June 19.

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