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Crime Trackers: Man arrested for taking illegal pictures underneath women's dresses

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TUCSON- It's a creepy crime that leaves victims feeling violated. A man looking up women's skirts and taking pictures.  It happened in February at a Tucson-area store.

Thousands of people shop at the  Wal-Mart near Interstate 10 and Park, but one man was shopping for something he shouldn't have been.

Security cameras and loss and prevention employees caught Jack Pogue doing the unthinkable, according to Tucson Police Detective Michael Kishbaugh.   

“They noticed a person was acting suspiciously through their observations," Det. Kishbaugh said.  "They were able to determine that he was using a device to look up woman's dresses and skirts.”

Det. Kishbaugh said Pogue used two cell phones, rigging one to a backpack that was on display at the store.

“Using blue tooth technology, he was able to rig the phone in such a way that he was holding the backpack normally and the phone was positioned in an upwards direction so he was able to take pictures using the phone that he had in his hand,” Det. Kishbaugh said.

Annette Villalobos shops at Wal-Mart and was horrified over the incident. “I think it’s something that makes us feel as a woman, bad.”

That's why TPD is bringing awareness to this issue. 

“It is disturbing. The point we want to make, we want the public to be aware of their surroundings, even when they are in a comfortable setting to kind of know what is going around.”

Det. Kishbaugh added, the victim in this case was unaware of what Pogue was doing, but did tell detectives she felt very uncomfortable because he was following her through every aisle.

According to a police report from February 24, 2016, Pogue admitted “To taking pictures up women’s dresses because he wanted to see if it would work...He insisted this incident was not sexually motivated.”

A search warrant for the phones was conducted.

The report said “There are multiple (approximately 10) additional victims."

And  “Additional charges will be filed as soon as the data on the phone is reviewed.”

For now, the 38-year-old Pogue is charged with illegal photography, a class 4 felony.

“This is a very personal type crime that actually has a very significant impact on public perception, on the public, on the quality of life of our residents,” said Det. Kishbaugh.

“I just think that's disgusting," said Esmeralda Dominguez.  "They need to talk to him to see what's wrong with him. I don't think that's right.”

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