RIPTA bus driver accused of being ‘Peeping Tom’ in Providence

This is an image of a Providence police cruiser. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) —  A Rhode Island Public Transit Authority is accused of being a “Peeping Tom” in Providence.

Djefte Paul, who’s 33 years old, is being charged with two counts of disorderly conduct that stemmed from two separate incidents that happened over the weekend.

Providence police said Tuesday that the first incident took place on William Street late Sunday night. The second happened on Wickenden Street shortly after midnight Monday morning.

In both incidents, police said the landlord and residents of the homes were immediately alerted by home security cameras for suspicious activity around their homes.

After reviewing the videos, authorities said Paul was seen looking inside the first-floor windows of both homes.

Officers later found a person that matched the description of the subject. Paul was then arrested a short time later, said police.

Police said that he was also wanted for attempted breaking and entering that happened on Hope Street in 2020.

In a statement to ABC 6 News, RIPTA said the 33-year-old is “currently on paid administrative leave pending further investigation.”

Anyone with information related to an incident similar to the East Side “Peeping Tom” should call the Providence Police Department 401-243-6333.

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