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"Jack the Snipper" Arrested for Exposing Himself to Child at Barnes & Noble

Jeffrey Gelinas is charged with indecent exposure

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    "Jack the Snipper" Arrested for Exposing Himself to Child at Barnes & Noble
    Salem Police
    Jeffrey Gelinas

    The New Hampshire man who became known as "Jack the Snipper" in the mid-2000s after he broke into women's apartments and snipped off their clothing is in trouble again.

    The Union Leader reports that Jeffrey Gelinas, 39, of Manchester was arraigned Tuesday on a charge of indecent exposure after police said he exposed himself to an 11-year-old girl at the Barnes & Noble in Salem on April 12. He was ordered held on $50,000 bail. 

    According to the police report, the young girl said that Gelinas exposed his genitals to her in the children's section of the book store. He was later identified using the store's surveillance camera footage. He had previously been charged with similar incidents in Bedford, Dover, Manchester and Nashua.

    Gelinas made national news when Durham police named him as the only suspect in the so-called “Jack the Snipper” cases in 2003 and 2004. On at least eight occasions, someone walked into off-campus apartments of University of New Hampshire students and snipped off their clothes as they slept. He was arrested in 2004 and subsequently sentenced after pleading guilty to a single charge of attempted burglary. He was not charged in the eight burglaries, but police said he was the sole suspect.

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