30 counts of voyeurism for man who filmed up skirts

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– The suspect accused of taking videos up women’s skirts faced a judge Thursday.

Husein Ahmetovic was charged with 30 counts of voyeurism and one count of breach of peace after he allegedly shot video up women’s skirts at the Westfield mall in West Hartford.

The incidents happened in late June, and ended with a woman chasing Ahmetovic out of the mall and down New Britain Avenue, all the while yelling for onlookers to call police.

“My hat is off to her for doing such a thing,” said Brigid of West Hartford. “Really, that is a brave woman.”

Police told News 8 the incidents happened inside Forever 21. His video card had 68 videos. He was released initially after posting a $10,000 bond.

“I just could not believe…I mean, there are so many crazies out there, but this, this is crazy,” Brigid said.

“I felt disgusted,” said Sabrina Merrifield of Bristol. “I have three little girls, so I was just really disgusted when I heard that.”

Ahmetovic was arrested in a Sears parking lot.

He faced a judge on Thursday after posting bond.

Ahmetovic will not be allowed to use any video outside of his home. He is not allowed to go to any clothing stores or malls. Some say that though, isn’t enough.

“Who’s to stop him from going in?,” asked Shirley Morin of West Hartford. “Right? Who’s going to stop him from walking through the doors with other people? He can get in.”

Police have seized Ahmetovic’s camera as well as its battery.

Ahmetovic will be back in court in August.

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