Building inspector charged with invading woman's underwear drawer while she was in the room
Last Updated: 80 days ago
ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. - An Arapahoe County building inspector is charged with entering a client's home and looking through her underwear drawer while she was in the bed across the darkened room.
The woman was having her basement remodeled and contractor was scheduled to meet with an Arapahoe County building inspector on the morning of Sept. 12. According to the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office, the woman had provided the construction workers access to her basement through an unlocked basement door. An inside door leading to the basement was supposed to be kept locked.
On Thursday morning, the woman reported to deputies, she was still in bed when she heard the doorbell ring around 8:30 a.m. but did not answer the door. Next, she heard the inside door from the basement open and a man entered her bedroom.
"As the bedroom was dark, the suspect seemed unaware of the victim’s presence," the sheriff's office wrote.
The woman announced herself as she saw the man removing an undergarment from a dresser drawer. The inspector, later identified as 65-year-old Lambert Leon Iringan, ran from the bedroom.
Iringan was later arrested and charged with second-degree burglary and theft. He is being held on a $200,000 bond, pending the filing of formal criminal charges.
"As a result of the continuing investigation related to this incident, multiple pieces of evidence have been recovered to include undergarments, suggesting additional victims may exist," the Sheriff's Office wrote.
The sheriff's office reports Iringan became a county building inspector on October 13, 1998. As a result of his arrest, he is now on paid administrative leave.
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