Man Is Accused of Shooting Videos Looking Up Women's Skirts as They Shopped

The suspect is accused of shooting videos looking up the skirts of 30 different women as they shopped.

Husein Ahmetovic. Photo: West Hartford Police.
Husein Ahmetovic. Photo: West Hartford Police.

A man is facing 30 counts of voyeurism, accused by West Hartford Police of using a camera to shoot videos looking up women's skirts as they shopped at Westfarms Mall.

The suspect, a man from Waterbury, was caught after a woman chased him from a store inside in the mall, across New Britain Avenue into the Sears store, where she then called police.

Here is how West Hartford Police described what happened on Saturday, June 28 — and women should take note of how this is done so you can spot anything suspicious while you're shopping.

Officers were sent to the area of Sears "for a suspicious person who was seen using a camera to take video up females' skirts inside of Forever 21 inside the Westfarms Mall. The female complainant chased the male suspect out of the mall and across New Britain Avenue into Sears while she called police."

Police caught Husein Ahmetovic, 46, of 109 Radcliffe Ave., Waterbury, in the Sears parking lot.

Police said Ahmetovic "had a Sony digital camera on his person with a memory card and spare battery. (He) would pretend to be shopping next to females who were wearing skirts. He placed his camera on top of an article of clothing and would bend down and position the camera at an angle where he was able to record up their skirts."

Police said the memory card had more than 68 videos with the date stamp of June 28, with time stamps beginning at 10:17 a.m. and ending at 4:41 p.m. There were 30 videos of 30 different women, police said. None of the victims have been identified.

Police spokesman Lt. Ted Stoneburner said that if anyone believes they may have been a victim of the videotaping, they can call police at 860-520-5203 or stop by police headquarters. "And certainly if it is a crime in progress, they should call 911," Stoneburner said.

Ahmetovic was charged with 30 counts of voyeurism and one count of second-degree breach of peace. He was released after posting $10,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear July 10 in state Superior Court in Hartford, according to Stoneburner.

While it is a crime to take 'upskirt' photos and videos in Connecticut, New York and Florida, earlier this year the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled that a man charged with taking photos up the skirts of women riding the Boston subway did not violate state law because the women weren't nude. The ruling has prompted a campaign to make it illegal in that state.
chuck July 01, 2014 at 11:06 PM
Looking is one thing.....filming is another. Are you serious, Chumley?? This guy should be castrated and then jailed for 20 years. Only then will women not have to worry about this disgrace to mankind.
Philip July 02, 2014 at 07:38 AM
How is this any different from photographers who take pics of celebrities sunbathing in the nude at a private retreat. I don't see them going to jail. Or anyone who takes any picture of anyone when it's intruding their privacy. It's easy to come out with medieval reactions in this case but law needs to be clear and fair.
Bob Kirk July 02, 2014 at 09:56 AM
Igor July 04, 2014 at 10:23 AM
I love how people try ti justify doing stupid shit. I don't think wearing a normal skirt or dress can be seen as revealing. These women were covered, not nude, not in a bikini. Just going about their business. There's no justification for what this guy did. Castration is a bit harsh though. Although if he's married his wife could think of something even more devastating.
John Desota July 17, 2014 at 11:46 PM
Need alittle up skirt action ...


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