A Blue Springs man has been charged with secretly photographing a 14-year-old girl in the dressing room of an Independence department store.
Skylar C. Ware, 20, was charged Thursday in Jackson County Circuit Court with second-degree invasion of privacy in the June 30 incident.
But authorities said the case remains under investigation. According to court documents, a number of photos and videos allegedly were found on Ware’s cellphone showing other unsuspecting women.
The mother of the victim in the June 30 incident told police that she saw someone with a phone leaning under the dressing room stall where her daughter was trying on clothes inside the Kohl’s at 18800 E. 39th St.
The mother yelled, “Are you kidding me?” and the man quickly left the store.
After she reported the incident to store security personnel and they reviewed surveillance video, an officer recognized Ware from a previous incident, according to court documents.
The mother of the 14-year-old girl also identified him from a photo lineup.
After he was arrested, Ware allegedly told detectives that he had taken pictures of unsuspecting women at stores in Independence and Blue Springs, according to the documents.
As a condition of his $5,000 cash bond, Ware was ordered not to go within 200 feet of any women or children.