Shippensburg creeper sentenced 5 to 10 years in state prison


On Tuesday, March 27, Michael Claudy, also known as the Shippensburg “Creeper,” was sentenced five to 10 years in state prison, pleading guilty to 10 counts of burglary, indecent assault, loitering and prowling.

Claudy is the individual responsible for the home invasions and peeping incidents that happened in Shippensburg from March 2002 to May 2010.

According to the Chambersburg Public Opinion, of the 24 identified victims, two appeared at the Cumberland County Courthouse for Claudy’s hearing to talk about their unexpected encounter with him.

After terrorizing numerous female students at Shippensburg University over the past decade, many individuals may feel a sense of closure knowing that the man has been caught and is now serving time for the crimes he committed against others.

Although Claudy did not make a public statement, he wrote a letter to the judge apologizing to the victims, expressing his remorse.

Claudy said he hopes to get help in prison and further his education while incarcerated so that he can be a productive member of society once he is done serving his time.

After being charged and prosecuted in Carlisle for a felony trespass incident, Claudy’s booking photo and DNA were matched with a composite sketch and DNA sample that was collected from a 2002 incident in Shippensburg.

Claudy will be processed at the State Correctional Institute Camp Hill.


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