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Peeping Tom From Ohio Could Get 10 Years Hard Time After Guilty Plea

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A convicted peeping Tom from Ohio admitted in federal court that he failed to register as a sex offender when he got here.

Jeffrey Cole, 57, of St. Thomas, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court before Judge Curtis Gomez to failing to register as a sex offender.

According to court records, Cole was convicted for voyeurism in the State of Ohio in 2009.

He moved to the State of Georgia where he registered as a sex offender.

Cole relocated to the Virgin Islands in 2018, and failed to register as required by law.

Under federal law, Cole faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.

This case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service (USMS).

It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Everard Potter.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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