Man charged with taking photos up woman’s dress

hopper tells police she caught man using cell phone while at Walmart
By 
BILL SCHANEN IV
Ozaukee Press staff

A 30-year-old man accused of using his cell phone to take a photo up the dress of a woman who was shopping at Walmart in Saukville last week has been charged with a felony in Ozaukee County Circuit Court.

Fredonia resident Christopher D. Collins faces one count of invasion of privacy and a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.

A Saukville police officer began investigating the case after a woman told him she was shopping at Walmart on Friday, Aug. 24, when she felt someone touch the inside of her knee.

She said she turned and saw a man raising his phone from near the floor and told the officer that she believed he had taken photos up her dress, according to the criminal complaint.

The incident was not caught on camera, but surveillance video shows the man later identified as Collins in the same area of the store as the woman, then apparently looking at photos on his phone as he waited in a checkout lane, the complaint states.

The officer identified Collins using the license plate of his vehicle captured on surveillance video and talked to his wife, who said her husband was fishing. The officer called Collins, who refused to meet with him. Despite not being told why the officer wanted to talk to him, Collins said he was worried about going to jail, according to the complaint.

Collins was later arrested and has been released from jail in lieu of a $2,500 signature bond. Ozaukee Circuit Judge Paul Malloy ordered him not to have contact with the woman or any retail store in the county.

Invasion of privacy is punishable by a maximum 1-1/2 years in prison and two years of extended supervision.

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