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Ex-janitor Accused of Peeping at Boy on Toilet

Created: 03/20/2014 9:25 PM KAALtv.com

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A former custodian for St. Paul Public Schools is accused of peeking underneath a bathroom stall and smiling at a male student in February.
    
Sixty-two-year-old Walter Happel of Newport is charged in Ramsey County with one count of surreptitious interference with privacy.
    
Happel was charged for a Feb. 20 incident at Linwood Monroe Arts Plus School.
    
During their investigation, authorities learned that Happel kept a room in the building that contained topical intensifying gel, energy capsules and a bottle of testosterone.
    
The Star Tribune reports the bathroom incident is the latest in a number of alleged transgressions with young boys that go back as far as 2003.
    
A school district spokeswoman says the district is cooperating with police. Happel had no comment to KSTP-TV as he left jail Thursday.

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Walter Happel
Ramsey County Sheriff's Office


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