San Jose Police Department

Former Stanford Lecturer Accused Of Peeping, Exposing Himself

Jennifer Hodges
March 08, 2019 - 11:58 am

SAN JOSE — San Jose Police have arrested an alleged “Peeping Tom” who targeted a South San Jose neighborhood after previously being busted on a similar charge.

Mark Veregge, 60, of Mendocino, was caught nude, knocking on doors and exposing himself in the area of Meadowlands Lane, according to police. Gated communities are common in that part of San Jose. 

He has been booked into the Santa Clara County Jail on multiple counts of misdemeanor peeping and prowling. He pleaded no contest to a similar charge two years ago, the Mercury News reported. 

Police say from February 15 to March 5, Veregge was caught on surveillance video committing several acts of indecent exposure, including walking naked to a residences, knocking on the front door, and looking through a window before fleeing. 

In a third incident, Veregge was captured on video surveillance approaching a home in the 3300 block of Meadowlands Lane. Police say he knocked on the front door, exposed himself, and fled.

At one point, Veregge was a lecturer at Stanford University. Many neighbors sympathetically told KCBS Radio that the worried about Veregge’s mental status.