Police: Microsoft Worker Took Dozens Of Upskirt Videos Of Fellow Employees

Back in the days of yore, say 1992, if someone wanted to film up a lady’s skirt, it’d be impossible to do without detection, given the bulky video camera and all. But one of the downsides of today’s technology is that peeping toms can peep a lot easier just by angling a tiny camera just so at just the right time. One Microsoft worker is accused of doing that dozens of times to his fellow employees.

The worker at Microsoft’s Redmond, Wash. campus was charged with two counts of voyeurism after a phone allegedly belonging to him was recovered last July. Police say 93 women were victimized by the man as seen in upskirt images he took on a hidden phone, reports KIRO TV.

Prosecutors wrote in documents that the Microsoft vendor employee “appeared to plan ahead and selected his filming locations carefully to ensure an abundance of potential victims.”

According to the report, another Microsoft vendor employee on the campus found a USB video camera lying on the ground. While it appeared small enough to be a simple thumb drive, the man realized there were videos taken on it that captured upskirt images.

Investigators say the man admitted he’d been peeping.

“He disclosed that he had been visiting ‘upskirting’ websites for the past year and admitted to taking ‘upskirting’ images on the Microsoft Redmond campus,” a police officer writes in one document. “[The suspect] conceded that a review of his assigned Microsoft computer would reveal visits to voyeurism websites.”

Police obtained a search warrant and found 86 videos with more upskirt images, featuring 93 victims that didn’t seem to know they’re being filmed, the officer wrote.

“In the videos, I noted that [the suspect] employs the use of stairs, escalators or checkout lines as an excuse to be within close range of the female victims without arousing their suspicion.”

The suspect’s face is also captured 50 times on the videos, in what I will now call “the gotcha shot.”

Police: Dozens of Microsoft employees targeted by voyeur in upskirt videos [KIRO TV]