A Grovetown man is accused of taking photos under the skirt of a woman who he had followed into the Evans Target.
Robert Joseph Hall, a 51-year-old shift manager at SRS, was charged Friday with use or installation of device to film underneath, also called upskirting. He is already free on bond, according to the jail website.
The victim, a 28-year-old Evans woman, told authorities that a suspicious male had followed her from Chick-Fil-A to the Target across the parking lot on Saturday, May 21.
“While she was in Target, the man followed her in every aisle,” a sheriff’s report says. “She was on the hair product aisle when the man crouched down with his phone in his hand.”
The victim said she believed the man took a photo under the dress she was wearing. She confronted him, and he left the store. The store told investigators they would gather video footage.
It took six days, but Hall was arrested last Friday. He has a listed address on the 5700 block of Lanatte Lane.
Upskirting means taking unauthorized pictures under a woman’s skirt or even a man’s kilt. These kinds of photos usually are images of the private area/underwear with suspects usually taking them in public places. According to experts, the practice is considered a form of sexual fetishism or voyeurism. There are even “specialized” websites where people share “upskirting” images.
In Georgia, a person convicted of the crime is guilty of a felony and faces imprisonment of not less than one year nor more than five years, a fine of not more than $10,000, or both, or in the discretion of the court.