PD: Man secretly recorded video under woman's dress

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by Mike Gertzman

Video report by Jaime Cerreta

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 29 at 9:24 PM

PHOENIX -- Phoenix police have arrested a man who allegedly used his cell phone to surreptitiously record video under the dress of a woman who was shopping at an Ahwatukee fabric store.

The incident occurred on April 22, 2014 at the Jo-Ann fabric and craft store on Ray Road, just west of Interstate 10.

Clinton L. Hollister, 43, is facing voyeurism charges in the case.

Sgt. Trent Crump with the Phoenix Police Department said the victim noticed a man was following her down multiple aisles.

At one point she felt something touch her leg and when she looked down she could see a plastic handheld shopping basket touching her.

There was a cell phone in the basket and the camera appeared to be on and in the video mode.

"When she looked in that basket, she saw that there was a cell phone camera running and that it appeared to be taking video of her," says Sgt. Crump. 

The victim confronted the suspect. He refused to show the victim what he had been recording. When the suspect was told that police were on their way, he fled the store.

Investigators were able to identify a possible suspect and in July and a search warrant was served on the suspect's cell phone for forensic analysis.

During the analysis, numerous deleted files were recovered depicting similar surreptitious videos.

Investigators have recovered approximately 20 surreptitious videos.

Two victims have been identified and investigators believe another dozen have yet to be located.

The videotaping occurred at several different locations including fabric, wine, and thrift stores.

Hollister was booked into jail on Monday for 26 counts of voyeurism and attempted voyeurism.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about this suspect or anyone that might have had contact with him to contact the Phoenix Police Department's Family Investigations Unit at 602-534-2121.

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