MANCHESTER — A man with a long history of indecent exposure was arrested again Tuesday afternoon, this time for allegedly exposing himself to an 8-year-old girl at a Family Dollar store.
Local police received a report from the girl and her mother Sunday afternoon, shortly after the incident. The girl described the man and his clothing, which police used to identify him on video surveillance.
An officer recognized the man on video as Jeffrey Gelinas, 43, who was arrested outside his Union Street home about 1 p.m., police said.
Gelinas earned the nickname “Jack the Snipper” when he emerged as the main suspect in a series of break-ins at the University of New Hampshire in the early 2000s.
The burglar targeted young women in their sleep and snipped off their undergarments before fleeing. Gelinas pleaded guilty to a single count of attempted burglary and was paroled in 2012 after serving eight years in prison.
Since then, Gelinas has been arrested on related charges twice, according to archived newspaper accounts.
In 2013, Dover police charged him with flashing a young girl at a Bed, Bath and Beyond store.
In 2015, he was sentenced to 2 to 7-year in state prison for exposing himself to an 11-year-old girl at a Salem bookstore.
Manchester police charged Gelinas with felony indecent exposure and placed him on a 72-hour hold for a probation/parole violation. He is scheduled to appear in Hillsborough County Superior Court-North on Wednesday.