Community relieved after teen admits to stealing women's underwear
LIMERICK (WGME) -- A teenage boy has been accused of breaking into homes and stealing women's underwear in Limerick.
Investigators say the teen admitted to what he had done, and then led them to his stash of stolen items.
Investigators say they didn't have any leads on a series of home burglaries in Limerick, involving the theft of women's undergarments, but over the weekend, a woman spotted a peeping Tom in her window, giving police the break they needed.
Sheriff Bill King says the teenage boy lived in that neighborhood and knew the victims. He says the teen also showed investigators where he had hidden the underwear.
"He took the deputies into a wooded area where he had hidden about 70 pieces of women's undergarments, including panties and bras and that type of thing," King said.
The sheriff says two of the victims identified the stolen clothing as theirs. He also says they and other women in Limerick are relieved.
"That was really the big thing that happened, is that their sense of security was restored," King said. "Main thing is, is that we stop this type of aberrant behavior at an early age. And perhaps he can just move on with his life."
Sheriff King says the boy was allowed to stay with his parents. He says the teen is also getting counseling, but he will have to go juvenile court to face the charges against him.