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Alexandria Man Filmed Over 60 Victims In Dressing Rooms: Police

Posted on Jan 04,2019
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By Emily Leayman

ALEXANDRIA, VA. - New evidence from Fairfax County Police reveals a man filmed over 60 female victims in dressing rooms. Mumtaz Rauf, 39, of Alexandria, was arrested on Christmas Eve after a teenage girl saw a device filming her in a Fair Oaks Mall dressing room, police said. Fairfax County Police shared details of the case in a news conference Thursday in an effort to identify the additional victims.

Police Chief Ed Roessler said there are at least 60 victims with the possibility of more. The victims were filmed in retail dressing rooms and include adults and juveniles. In some cases, they are believed to be mothers with daughters.

"Be comforted in the fact that this subject is currently behind bars," said Major Ed O'Carroll at the press conference.

Over 100 videos filmed in fitting rooms, believed to mostly be located in Fairfax County, are under investigation. Most videos were recorded between Dec. 15 and 24.

Police have confirmed some locations and times of the filming:

  • Dec. 22, 2018, 1:15 p.m.-2:10 p.m. at Fair Lakes Old Navy
  • Dec. 22, 2018, 2:50 p.m.-3:20 p.m. at Fair Oaks Mall H&M
  • Dec. 22, 2018, 3:40 p.m.-4:15 p.m. at Fair Oaks Mall Forever 21
  • Dec. 22, 2018, 4:25 p.m.-5:45 p.m. at Fair Oaks Mall H&M
  • Dec. 24, 2018, 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. at Fair Oaks Mall Forever 21 and H&M

Additionally, the suspect may have been at Tysons Corner Center's Old Navy and H&M stores from 9:15 p.m.-10 p.m. on Dec. 22. Police have also been in contact with law enforcement from surrounding jurisdictions, but no other filming locations have been confirmed at this time.

Rauf was arrested after the teenage victim saw a device pointing down from the wall of her Forever 21 dressing room. She notified staff, and an employee happened to see a man leaving the store afterward. Officers took a description and located the man in an H&M dressing room.

Police found a pinhole camera, black tape, and a battery powered Bluetooth transmitter on him. Detectives seized and are processing a total of 13 electronic devices belonging to Rauf. His phone contained several videos filmed up the skirt of a female victim, officials said.

Rauf was charged with unlawful filming of a minor for the Christmas Eve incident at Fair Oaks Mall. He is being held without bond at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center on unrelated drug charges.

Police have set up a dedicated phone line for the case. Anyone who believes Rauf may have unlawfully filmed them between Dec. 15 and 24 should call 703-246-4600.

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