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Lakewood man found guilty of voyeurism at Crocker Park store

February 14, 2019

Lakewood man found guilty of voyeurism at Crocker Park store

WESTLAKE, Ohio -- A 28-year-old Lakewood man was found guilty of taking videos up women’s skirts in Homage vintage apparel store at Crocker park last summer.

Dominique Williams pleaded no contest and was found guilty of voyeurism, according to Rocky River Municipal Court records.

Rocky River Municipal Court Judge Brian Hagan sentenced Williams to one year of probation. He also must pay a $444 fine and stay off Crocker Park property, records say.

The incident happened Aug. 10, 2018 at Homage. Officers got a call from an employee who saw Williams taking videos up women’s skirts in the store, according to a police report.

Police followed Williams on Interstate 90 when he left the store, the report says. He matched the description of the suspect described by Homage employees and officers confiscated his cellphone and tablet as part of the investigation.

Williams admitted that he has been taking “upskirt” videos for several months and that he knew what he was doing is illegal, the report says.

The victims positively identified Williams as the one they saw in the store.

One of the women told police that she first saw Williams in Urban Outfitters crouched on the ground near her. She saw him again inside Homage with his phone out and looking at children’s clothing, the report says. When she walked past him, he he rushed by her, the report says.

Another woman reported she first saw him leaving Urban Outfitters. He followed her closely, she told police, and pulled her purse closer towards her, the report says.

An employee saw Williams in Homage early in the morning, but he didn’t buy anything. Three women eventually walked in and Williams made his way towards them, the report says. He crouched down and the employee thought he crouched down to look at clothing, the report says.

The employee witnessed Williams take out his phone and start filming, the report says. She told her manager who contacted security at Crocker Park who then contacted Westlake police.

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