Man hid pen cameras in locker room at King of Prussia mall, spied on teens, PoliceSay – NBC10 Philadelphia
A man has been accused of using hidden cameras to record unsuspecting victims, including teenagers, as they changed in two separate stores in the King of Prussia Mall.
Smyrna, Delaware, resident Joseph Stevenson, 26, has been charged with numerous counts of invasion of privacy, disorderly conduct and interception, disclosure or use of wired communications.
The investigation began on July 3, when a 14-year-old girl found a hidden camera in the locker room of a Hollister store in the King of Prussia Mall, said Lt. Paul Cooper of the Township Police Department. ‘Upper Merion. The girl handed the camera over to management.
Stevenson later returned to attempt to claim the camera, but employees refused to return it, court documents show. He left, but not before he bought something with his store loyalty card, which police used to track Stevenson after store management contacted them, court documents show.
Police found footage of seven people – six women and one man – in various stages of undressing on camera, Cooper said. All the victims have been identified and notified of the investigation.
During the investigation, police identified a person of interest and learned that the man had also been inside an Urban Outfitters store. Management told police an employee found another pen camera while checking the changing rooms.
This camera contained images of two women. Police are trying to identify the couple, who were inside Urban Outfitters between 2:20 p.m. and 2:55 p.m. on July 3, Cooper said.
Court documents indicate that the majority of the victims were teenage girls, with the youngest being 13 years old. The victims also include a 17-year-old boy and a 29-year-old woman, according to court documents.
Police do not believe footage of any of the victims was released.
Stevenson was released on $ 10,000 bail. He was ordered to refrain from going to shopping centers and to stay away from the victims or their families.
A message left with the law firm representing Stevenson was not immediately returned.