Man accused of taking up-the-skirt photos of girls
LOWELL, Mass. (WHDH) -- A man is accused of trying to take a picture up an 11-year-old girl’s skirt at a festival in Lowell on Saturday.
Lowell police arrested the suspect at the Southeast Asia Water Festival, which was being held in a park by the Merrimack River.
The police report said the suspect, a 58-year-old man from Foxboro, pretended to be interested in the boats racing in the water. Lowell police said he approached some children who were standing on a wall -- they were talking to him as he was below them.
The report said a girl’s father saw a man with a camera pointing it up his daughter’s skirt. The man ran over and grabbed the suspect.
The report said the suspect said, “I didn’t get anything” and the suspect then “jammed the black camera in his back pocket and tried running away” but the father held him until police arrived.
The suspect allegedly kept nude photos of himself, photos of him wearing girls underwear, 17 up-the-skirt photos of apparently underage girls and 20 up-the-skirt videos.
Police said the father prevented the man from tossing his phone and camera into the river. One witness reported the man did throw something in the water, which made a splash about 15 feet offshore.
The suspect was arraigned Monday on three charges including posing a child in a sex act. He is being held without bail until Wednesday when he gets a GPS monitoring device. He was also told he can’t use a camera or a cell phone with a camera.