Former Customs Officer Arrested in West El Paso Peeping Tom Case
An ex-U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer was arrested Sunday night in relation to an alleged peeping tom incident at an Upper Valley home.
Joseph M. Ledesma, 48, was jailed after El Paso PD responded to a “suspicious activity” call around 11:30 p.m. Sunday night. Homeowners at a residence in the 5200 block of Hunters Glenn Street reported the motion-sensor alarm at their home had been triggered.
According to the El Paso Times, the family had a sneaking suspicion that someone had been secretly watching their daughter for weeks. The alarm was installed after she “heard noises at night and someone trying to open the door to her home located behind her parents' house.”
The paper reports that late Sunday night, after the motion-sensor alarm was triggered, the woman's father found Ledesma near his daughter's door, and confronted him. A brief struggle ensued, ending with a chase through neighborhood backyards, and a scuffle that reportedly involved a small pocket knife.
Police arrived to find the father had already apprehended Ledesma.
It turns out the former CBP officer lives just down the street on Oak Tree Court. He is currently out on bond, and facing various charges including suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and evading arrest.