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Police charge Halifax man with voyeurism

Halifax police have accused a 54-year-old man with voyeurism after he was reportedly seen staring into the window of a local residence.
Halifax police have accused a 54-year-old man with voyeurism after he was reportedly seen staring into the window of a local residence. File/ Global News

Police charged a man with voyeurism on Thursday in relation to an alleged incident that occurred earlier this week in Halifax.

On Monday, Halifax Regional Police received a report that a man had been seen standing on the sidewalk in front of a residence on Lawrence Street for an extended period of time.

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Police said the man was reportedly dressed in jogging gear and appeared to be pretending to stretch while he stared at a window of the residence.

He had been observed doing the same thing on a number of occasions, according to police.

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On Wednesday, 54-year-old Andre Joseph Benard, of Halifax, was arrested at a residence in the city.

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He is scheduled to appear in Halifax provincial court on Thursday to face one count each of voyeurism and criminal harassment (besetting or watching).