75-year-old Charles Duffy declared habitual offender

A 75-year-old Georgetown man will spend six years in prison for taking upskirt pictures at a Dollar Tree store.

In September 2017, a customer of the Dollar Tree in Georgetown notified the manager after seeing Duffy taking pictures up a woman’s skirt while she was shopping. Duffy, a Tier 3 sex offender wearing a GPS monitoring device and on probation after serving 30 years in prison for a first-degree rape conviction, pled guilty in January 2018 to violation of privacy.

A Superior Court judge declared Duffy a habitual offender and sentenced him to six years in prison. Duffy, who also has convictions from Pennsylvania for burglary, aggravated robbery and forcible rape from 1972 and attempted rape from 1978, still faces a violation of parole hearing.

The Georgetown Police Department investigated the case and administrative specialist Angelique Waters and victim/witness social worker Carla Ennals aided the prosecution. Deputy Attorney General Casey L. Ewart secured the sentence for Duffy.