Michael C. McCarter arrested in Fairfax Co. peeping cases

KINGSTOWNE, Va. (WJLA) - A Woodbridge man has been arrested and could be linked to more than 200 peeping cases. Franconia Police say Michael C. McCarter, who works as a fuel truck driver, was arrested last week after a citizen tip came in.

The peepings started in 2011 and involved women in ages ranging from their twenties to fifties in the Franconia District and the West Springfield and Sully Districts.

“I feel violated,” says Ganet Tekle-Gaymanot.

Police say the suspect is accused of watching the women in their homes while committing sexual acts. Investigators say the incidents took place between 1 and 4 a.m. outside first floor apartments.

“I don’t know why he was doing it,” Tekle-Haymanot says. “He must be a sick man.”

“A lot of the time it’s something psychological. It’s a mental issue,” says Seyoum Berayes.

“I don’t know how they could link him to that any different cases,” Gene Dugan says.

McCarter’s relatives declined to speak, but said, “The media sensationalizes everything.”

Police fear there may be other victims who have not reported the crime. Those with information should call Fairfax County Police.