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.