Duluth Man Faces 30 Charges in Connection to Recording of Upskirt Videos at MOA

Duluth Man Faces 30 Charges in Connection to Recording of Upskirt Videos at MOA Photo: KSTP/File

January 12, 2018 05:48 PM

A Duluth man faces 30 charges after police allege he filmed upskirt videos at the Mall of America, according to court records.

A criminal complaint states 24-year-old Benjamin Thomas Goldsmith faces 30 counts of interference with privacy, a gross misdemeanor. Goldsmith was charged Friday.

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According to the complaint, on July 8, Mall of America security staff received reports of a man — later identified as Goldsmith — using a camera to record video underneath women's skirts. Witnesses told police he hid the camera inside of a sweatshirt.

When security officers approached Goldsmith and asked what he was doing, Goldsmith ran, according to the complaint. He was later detained.

Witnesses told police they saw Goldsmith walk past a woman wearing a skirt four times and angle the camera to capture video underneath her skirt.

According to the complaint, investigators obtained a search warrant to search Goldsmith's phone and camera. The complaint states a memory card had 77 videos showing "intimate female areas."

Each count Goldsmith faces carries a maximum sentence of one year.

 

 

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