Parents tackle man accused of spying on girl in restaurant bathroom

DUNCAN, S.C. (AP) – Authorities say a group of parents tackled and restrained a registered sex offender accused of spying on a 15-year-old girl in the bathroom of a South Carolina restaurant.

Douglas Lane

Douglas Lane (Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office)

Duncan police say 53-year-old Douglas Lane has been charged with voyeurism, as well as possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.


Douglas Lane (NC State Bureau of Investigation)

Court records show that Lane has several past convictions for similar behavior in both North and South Carolina dating back more than 20 years.

News outlets report that the incident occurred Sunday when the girl was using the bathroom at a Cracker Barrel and noticed a man looking out from under the stall beside her.

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