State v. Mr. S (DMC No. 13387) – Felony Voyeurism, Felony Surreptitious Videotaping & Felony Sexual Exploitation of a Minor – Not Charged – Phoenix Police Department Investigated (DR No. 20XX-XXXXXO):
Mr. S was seen going into a Wal-Mart in the west side of Phoenix. It was alleged that he was taking his cell phone, placing it in his sandal while it was turned on to video mode, and then going into the juvenile girls’ clothing department. He was then accused of placing his foot underneath young girls who were wearing skirts, in order to look up their dresses. Wal-Mart had claimed they had seen Mr. S in the store before, and that they had him on videotape. They then called the Phoenix Police Department the next time he entered in the store, and he was then arrested while allegedly engaging in the same activity.
When he was questioned, he stated that he would use his cell phone to track the number of steps he was taking while he was walking and exercising. When they asked him why his phone was on video mode, he stated that it would sometimes accidentally turn on. After he was released, the Police then got a Search Warrant and seized his cell phone and iPad. They asked if he would be willing to come down to the station, and he consented. That is when we became involved in the case.
We contacted the Police and indicated that Mr. S would not be giving any type of statement. We also indicated that once a Forensic Examination was complete on his cell phone and iPad, that we wanted those items “cloned”, in order for them to be analyzed by our Expert. Ultimately, we were able to have the Police place the case on an “Inactive Status” and No Charges were ever brought against Mr. S.