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Peeping incidents linked to already arrested suspect

James Morsbach, 38, has been linked to a series of peeping incidents around the Sherwood Street area north of Colorado State University, according to a June 19 press release published by Fort Collins Police Services.  

Investigators recently received additional reports of crimes that connected Morsbach, who was originally arrested in May 2019, to the peeping Tom crimes. 


Morsbach, who is currently in jail on a $200,000 cash bond, has been charged with the following:

Suspected of a series of peeping incidents, James Morsbach has been charged with three counts of Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification, among other charges. | Courtesy of the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification – three counts (class 6 felony)
  • Attempted Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification – two counts (class 2 misdemeanor)
  • Retaliation Against a Witness or Victim (class 3 felony)
  • Attempted Burglary (class 4 felony)
  • Stalking (class 5 felony)
  • Criminal Mischief (class 6 felony)
  • Second Degree Criminal Trespassing – six counts (class 3 misdemeanor)
  • Resisting Arrest – two counts (class 2 misdemeanor)

In the press release, FCPS Chief Jeff Swoboda wrote that window peeping gets dismissed and typically goes unreported. He said these behaviors generally escalate to more serious offenses.

“We want neighbors to report all suspicious activity to police so we can keep our community safe,” Swoboda wrote in the press release.

Anyone who has any information regarding window peeping incidents or sex crimes in the Fort Collins area should contact Fort Collins Police Officer Chris Renn at 970-416-2385, or Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 970-221-6868 and

Laura Studley can be reached at or on Twitter @laurastudley_.

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