A San Tan Valley man was arrested after confessing to sneaking a look up a woman’s skirt while she was shopping, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said in a press release.
Jean St. Sauveur, 25, was booked into jail on one count of voyeurism, which is a felony offense, in conjunction with the incident that took place Wednesday, April 15, at Wal-Mart, 1725 W. Hunt Highway in San Tan Valley, according to the release.
Sheriff’s office deputies investigated the case after receiving a call at 3:10 p.m. that day from a member of the store’s asset protection department, according to the release.
The employee told deputies that a man was seen inside the store following women, according to the release.
At one point, the subject was seen getting down on his hands and knees and was seen on the store’s surveillance video looking up a woman’s skirt, according to deputies.
Deputies were able to contact the victim, who was still inside the store. According to their report, the victim had no idea what had happened and said she wanted to prosecute for voyeurism.
The suspect left the store before deputies arrive; however, Wal-Mart employees had a description of his vehicle and the vehicle’s license plate number, according to the release.
On Thursday, April 16, deputies stopped a driver for speeding whose vehicle matched the description of the suspect’s car, according to the release. The driver was not the man recorded on the Wal-Mart surveillance video; however, the driver identified the suspect as his roommate, Mr. St. Sauveur, according to deputies.
The driver and the suspect live at the residence with the suspect’s wife, according to the press release.
The suspect was located at his home. When questioned by detectives, he admitted to the crimes, Sheriff Babeu said in the release.
Investigators believe the suspect may have been involved in other acts of voyeurism, according to the release.
According to the release, the suspect has worked at Fry’s food store at 155 W. Combs Road in San Tan Valley for the past 11 years.
Deputies encourage people who feel they recognize the suspect and feel they may have been victimized to call the PCSO office at 520-866-1111.
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