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Antelope Valley Sex Offender Arrested For Secretly Recording Thousands Of Upskirt Videos

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LANCASTER (CBSLA.com) — An Antelope Valley registered sex offender has been accused of secretly recording up hundreds of women’s skirts or dresses with his cellphone.

Mylyn Johnson, 29, was being held at the Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles on $750,000 bail.  He faces 15 charges, which includes one felony count each of sexual battery by fraud, false imprisonment by violence and commercial burglary, along with 12 misdemeanor counts of unlawful recording of another’s undergarments, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

The suspect was arrested March 16 after a witness saw him recording up a woman’s skirt at a Target store in Lancaster.

Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department later found more than 3,200 upskirt videos, which featured more than 100 unidentified women, on Johnson’s iPhone and on an external hard drive at his home.

The youngest victims were teenagers and the oldest was about 50 years old.

Authorities believe Johnson recorded women throughout the Antelope Valley and Los Angeles County, including at a Salvation Army store, Lancaster International Shopping Mall, aboard the Metrolink, and at Union Station in downtown LA, among other locations.

“In one incident at a K-Mart in Lancaster, he actually approached a person, identified himself as a store security officer and accused the woman of shoplifting. He then proceeded to have her expose her waistband area and he was able to videotape her buttocks area,” said Sgt. Brian Hudson.

On several occasions, the suspect would also talk to the women he was taping, identifying himself as a tattoo artist, a rap musician, or being with “Loyal Luck Television.”

Anyone who believes they may have been a victim of Johnson was encouraged to contact the sheriff’s Special Victims Bureau at (877) 710-5273 or via email at SpecialVictims@lasd.org.

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