Man accused of peeping in Bluffton bedroom window

astice@islandpacket.comAugust 23, 2012 

A 21-year-old man has been accused of indecent exposure and peering inside the bedroom window of a Sawmill Forest home in greater Bluffton on Wednesday, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.

Eduardo Santos-Gomez of Shady Glen was charged after the homeowner spotted him at about 11 p.m. and called deputies, the Sheriff's Office said.

The resident saw a shadow pass by his son's bedroom window, a news release said, and when he looked outside he saw someone exposing himself. He said the suspect ran and then drove off in a Ford F-150 pickup truck parked nearby.

Deputies pulled over a truck matching the description as they were driving into the neighborhood, and the homeowner identified Santos-Gomez as the suspect, the release said.

Santos-Gomez's bond was set at $30,000, according to the Beaufort County Detention Center. Both charges are misdemeanors punishable by up to three years in prison or $500 in fines or both.

He is also wanted for questioning on his residency status by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, according to the jail log.

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