Calese Crowder is a convicted sex offender from California who has been arrested yet again for sniffing women at a book store and this time it was caught on tape and uploaded to the popular social media site TikTok
According to police reports two women caught Calese Crowder crawling around a local Barnes and Nobles in Burbank California where he would stalk and sniff female customers. Two customers would catch him in the act and the videos would be uploaded to TikTok
Calese Crowder has been arrested over fifty times since 2005 and has received nothing more than a slap on the wrist for the majority of the cases including last Friday when he was caught peeking into a family home at their young children. He would be released after two days in custody.
Calese Crowder was also arrested earlier this year for failing to register as a sex offender but somehow the charges were dropped due to lack of evidence. Not sure I get this as either he registered or failed to register it seems pretty black and white to me
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Following yet another arrest for Barnes & Noble “sniffer” and career sex predator Calese Crowder, one of his victims is demanding that Los Angeles authorities take the perverted prowler more seriously.
“I’m relieved that he was arrested again, but I unfortunately don’t have high expectations with him being kept there for long,” said Michaela Witter, one of at least two women who caught Crowder on video sneaking up behind them in the Burbank bookstore.
She was right. He walked out of jail again Friday, with Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon’s office telling Fox News Digital they did not have enough evidence to prosecute his latest allied crime – failing to register as a sex offender.
After Witter posted about her encounter on TikTok, the video went viral, and she said at least 20 other women reached out to her with similar stories.
“I’ve talked with others who were affected by Calese Crowder, who suffer from PTSD because of him, don’t feel safe going out because of him. And I want to know why the justice system isn’t taking this as seriously as it is,” she told Fox News Digital.
The repeat offender has been in and out of police custody since at least 2005, records show. He served time in state prison on burglary and robbery charges and on Tuesday pleaded no contest to peeping and prowling. He was freed from custody hours later despite a 60-day jail sentence under California’s laws.
He was arrested Friday after allegedly peeping into a family’s house, where there were children inside, Aug. 6. He was also released earlier this year partway through a one-year jail sentence for indecent exposure in Santa Clarita.
“This has been happening for over 13 years, so they either need to get him serious help by keeping him in a facility that will do that or keeping him in jail where he can’t harm anyone else,” Witter said.
Crowder Thursday, was arrested a day after Fox News Digital revealed his name did not appear on the state’s registry. This time, jail records show, he was held on $20,000 bond – but only briefly, before Gascon’s office declined to pursue the failure to register charge.
Another TikToker using the handle @artofethereality, posted a video in which she turned around and confronted a man, identified as Crowder, she found crouched behind her at the Burbank Barnes & Noble that she said she recorded in March.
“This is real s— us girls go through and needs to be taken seriously,” she wrote in the caption.
As of Sunday, Crowder had not been charged in the bookstore incidents.
Glendale Police, who have repeatedly arrested Crowder over the years only to see the criminal justice system put him back on the streets, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
They are still asking anyone with information on Crowder’s potential misdeeds to contact them at 818-548-4911.
“Glendale Police Department arrested Crowder yesterday on a misdemeanor charge of failing to register pursuant to Penal Code section 290,” the statement continued. “After careful review of the evidence, the office was unable to file any charges due to insufficient evidence as to the notice requirement.”
Gascon also said his office has been made aware of a viral video of Calese Crowder at the Barnes & Noble in Burbank. This incident is being investigated by the Burbank Police Department.
“No case has been presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office related to that incident,” he said. “There are no other cases against Crowder pending review with the office.”