Man arrested for allegedly spying on UGA student as she showered at home


Jason Gordon Williamson

By Joe Johnson

A Jackson County man reportedly was arrested Thursday night after he allegedly spied on a University of Georgia student as she showered in her home.

Jason Gordon Williamson, 46, of Eric Way in Bogart was charged with felony peeping Tom, the county jail’s website indicates.

According to an Athens-Clarke County police report, officers responded at 9:37 p.m. to a home on Burnett Street, just south of UGA’s Foley Field, on a 23-year-old student’s report that a neighbor had called to alert her that a man was looking into her bathroom window while she was taking a shower.

When officers arrived, they interviewed the witness who said she was outside with her dog when she saw a man who was looking into the student’s bathroom window and tried to conceal himself in some bushes upon realizing he’d been seen, according to the report.

She reportedly described the suspect as a heavy-set male with a beard and wearing eyeglasses who put a phone to his ear as he walked past her, toward his car that was parked down the street.

The witness and victim both described the car as a black Honda and noted its tag number, according to the police report, which indicated that a Jackson County deputy found Williamson at the Honda’s registered address and detained him until the student was driven to his residence, where she identified him as the alleged peeping Tom.

The report noted that the victim said that the suspect was the same person who allegedly spied on her at her home on Jan. 27 and Feb. 14.

As of Friday afternoon, Williamson was being detained at the Athens-Clarke County Jail in lieu of a $500 good security bond.

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