Police Seek Dozens Of Upskirt Cellphone Video Victims In Inland Empire

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Police in Rialto are searching for dozens of women they say were targeted by a man taking upskirt videos at shopping centers throughout the Inland Empire.

Detectives say the suspect, Mark Anthony Duchane, was found to have 41 upskirt videos on his cellphone during an investigation.

Police say he sought out victims as shopping centers including a Walmart in Rialto, as well as the Ontario Mills mall and Victoria Gardens mall in Rancho Cucamonga. One of the videos was taken in Orange County, police said.

A victim who asked not to be identified said she was victimized while shopping with her daughter at a Rialto Wal-Mart in June.

“It’s frightening,” she said. “You just don’t feel safe anywhere.”

The victim only became aware of the crime after her daughter said she saw a man recording on his cellphone.

Police say the suspect would often engage victims in conversations and try to record their faces.

 Police said Duchane was on parole at the time the videos were taken.

In all they identified at least 41 women captured on his camera, many with their faces also showing.

KCAL9’s Crystal Cruz warned women that it is easy to be victimized by upskirt shooters.  In fact,  she reported, many of the victims never suspect it’s even happening to them.

She spoke to shoppers who weren’t even aware of upskirt videos.

“Oh wow,” said one woman, “I’ve never heard of that.”

Duchane remains behind bars of invasion of privacy charges.

Rialto Police are asking any additional victims to contact Detective Jacquelyn Haynie at (090) 820-2557 or jhaynie@rialtopd.com

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