Registered sex offender accused of peeping at teen in Duncan Cracker Barrel restroom

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(ABOVE: Facebook video from WSPA viewer shows men gathered around suspect in Duncan.)

DUNCAN, SC (WSPA) – Duncan Police Department officials said a man faces multiple charges, including voyeurism, following an incident at a restaurant Sunday morning.

According to Duncan Police Chief Carl Long, a 15-year-old girl claims that a man — identified as 53-year-old Douglas Lane, of Charlotte, NC — was looking at her while she was in the women’s bathroom at Cracker Barrel, located at 1525 E. Main St in Duncan. She said she noticed something moving at her feet and realized it was a man’s head coming from the stall beside her.

Douglas Lane (From: Spartanburg Co. Detention Center)

When the girl left the restroom, she told her father, who then got a female employee to get him out of the bathroom.

According to witnesses, the 15-year-old wasn’t the only girl in the bathroom.

“I’ll never forget the way they looked after,” a witness said. “They were traumatized.”

Long said the girl’s father confronted Lane at the entrance to the bathroom area of the restaurant.

“The guy came running, sprinting out the front door with a very bloody nose,” a witness said.

According to Long, Lane tried to get away, but other fathers aware of the incident reportedly helped tackle Lane in the parking lot and restrained him until police arrived.

Lane’s phone was found on the bathroom floor and was taken by police.

According to Long, Lane was charged with voyeurism, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Lane is a registered sex offender and has been charged for peeping at least eight times prior to this incident.

During his bond hearing on Monday, Lane received a $2,000 surety bond and will be monitored by GPS. The judge ordered he move to South Carolina, but he must have no contact with the victim or her family.

Lane’s initial court hearing will be at 9:00 a.m. on November 12th.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing at this time and more charges could be possible.

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