Arrest Made in Yarmouth 'Upskirting' Incident - NECN


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Arrest Made in Yarmouth 'Upskirting' Incident



    Surveillance Video Shows Man Accused of Upskirting Girl

    Surveillance video shows a man in Yarmouth, Massachusetts, whom police say was filming under the skirts of women in a clothing store on Saturday. (Published Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017)

    Yarmouth police have made an arrest after asking the public for help identifying a male suspect who was filming underneath the skirts of women in a clothing store.

    David A. Wong, 49, of New Bedford is being held at Yarmouth Police Department headquarters on $15,000 cash bail. His passport has also been seized.

    Wong will be arraigned on Friday at the Barnstable District Court. He is charged with felony surveillance of a victim under 18-years-old.

    Police allege that the "upskirting" occurred at a local, women's clothing store around 2 p.m. on Sunday.

    Among the many unsuspecting victims was a 9-year-old girl, said police.

    Surveillance footage from the store depicted a male suspect filming up the skirts of unsuspecting women.

    According to a statement from the Yarmouth Police, the request for help from the public was successful.

    "we received numerous tips that assisted us in identifying the suspect," reads the statement, "An intense investigation was conducted all afternoon and overnight that led to locating the suspect this morning at his home in New Bedford."

    The investigation is activwe and ongoing. Anyone with additional information can contact the Yarmouth Police Department Detective Division. 

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