‘This child is so traumatized, I want this individual to face the consequences,’ prosecutor says of alleged Snapchat image of 17-year-old daughter
A 39-year-old man is facing voyeurism charges after he allegedly positioned a webcam on a dressing room mirror before placing it over the hood of a woman’s hoodie, resulting in photographs that authorities say an underage model took of herself.
The investigation, which began on 17 August, was prompted by a 17-year-old’s complaint to Toronto police about someone taking photos of her in a dressing room in a mall, Constable David Hopkinson said on Thursday.
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“She saw on Snapchat an image of herself being shown in the mirror, but from a camera that was positioned by the suspect over the hood of her sweatshirt,” Hopkinson said.
“This child is so traumatized, I want this individual to face the consequences,” he added.
Thomas John Stanley, a Maple Ridge, British Columbia, man, was arrested on Wednesday, two days after the incident. The woman – an aspiring model, Hopkinson said – notified her mother who called police. Police are trying to determine the identity of the male in the photographs.
Video from a bystander captured the aftermath of the alleged incident in what Hopkinson described as “a bit of a surreal scene”.
“It’s pretty graphic, pretty graphic stuff,” Hopkinson said.