A 29-year-old Bluffton man with a history of criminal sexual conduct faces peeping tom charges after an 8-year-old girl reported she saw him looking into her bedroom window Wednesday, according to Bluffton police.
Bret Holterman faces misdemeanor peeping tom charges after a child identified him as the same man seen trying to peer into the 8-year-old's bedroom window in the Mill Creek community in greater Bluffton late Wednesday, according to a Bluffton Police Department news release.
Earlier Wednesday afternoon, the 8-year-old and her 4-year-old sibling were playing near their Mill Creek home when a man tried to convince the children to walk over and speak to him. The children refused and went into their home, police said.
Later that night, the 8-year-old saw the same man looking into her bedroom window. She notified family members, who called police.
On Saturday, another child saw a man matching the peeping tom's description at the community's pool. The child's parents wrote down his vehicle's license plate number and reported the incident to police. Investigators determined that the vehicle was registered to Holterman, according to the release.
Holterman was arrested and taken to the Beaufort County Detention Center. He posted bond and was released Sunday, according to the jail log.
Holterman was charged with criminal sexual conduct in 2000 and was sentenced to the S.C. Department of Corrections. He has violated the conditions of his parole at least three times, according to the jail log.
Bluffton Police ask anyone with information about the incidents or Holterman to call investigators at 843-706-4563.
The following reports were released Sunday by the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office: