Lakeview Man Took “Upskirt” Pic On Loop Escalator, Prosecutors Say

EDITORS’ NOTE: Some details of this story have been removed at 12:12PM on June 9, 2021. The accused individual completed court supervision and the case is in the process of being expunged. While not required by law to remove or revise truthful reports, CWBChicago editors do extend this courtesy to individuals who go through the legal process to get a fresh start on their record. The remainder of the original post appears below.

A Lakeview man used his phone to film up the skirt of a woman who was ahead of him on a Loop department store escalator, police say.

The man was charged with one misdemeanor count of videotaping through clothes. He was released on a recognizance bond and is due back in court on July 26.

Around 11:45 a.m. on June 28th, a 27-year-old woman flagged down police and reported that she felt the man touch the back of her dress and heard his phone drop as the two rode up an elevator at TJ Maxx, 1 North State Street. The woman told officers that she could see his phone was in camera mode, so she approached the cops for help.

Officers stopped the man who allegedly had his phone opened to the photo album. He claimed to have no images of the woman, police said.

But officers said in a report that they found a photo of the victim’s legs, buttocks, underwear, and dress in the deleted images folder of his phone. When the woman identified the person in the image as herself, he was taken into custody, according to police.

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