May 19, 2015 7:00 PM

Man believed to be 'Jack the Snipper' arrested for indecent exposure and lewdness

SALEM- The man believed to be "Jack the Snipper" has been arrested again, exposing himself to an 11-year-old girl at the Barnes & Noble in Salem.

Jeffrey Gelinas, 39 of Manchester, is charged with a felony count of indecent exposure and lewdness.

The young girl was alone in the children's section when Gelinas allegedly approached her and exposed his genitals to her.

Employees of the store helped police identify Gelinas.

They recognized him from a similar incident at their Nashua location back in 2013.

In 2004, Gelinas was Durham Police's sole suspect in the "Jack the Snipper" case.

A man would break into UNH apartments and snip the clothing off of people while they were sleeping.

Gelinas was never convicted as the "Snipper," but he was caught breaking into a home and plead guilty to attempted burglary.

He served eight years in jail and was paroled in 2012.

Since his release, he's been convicted of felony indecent exposure twice. He's a registered sex offender with a rap sheet dating back to 1995.

He's being held on $50,000 bail.

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