Knife-wielding peeping tom, 73, accused of spying on library patrons

James Edward Abbott (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff)
James Edward Abbott (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Police have arrested a man after he allegedly stuck his head under the stall of a women's bathroom in the Hamilton County Library.

Officers arrested James Edward Abbott, 73, on Monday. They say a woman entered the stall to use the restroom when she saw Abbott peeking his head underneath the partition. A second woman approached the stall and saw Abbott exposing himself.

Two knives were found in Abbott's possession during a pat down by police.

He is being charged with voyeurism, carrying a concealed weapon, public indecency, and criminal trespassing.

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