Miss. man guilty of video voyeurism

Published 1:29 pm Thursday, December 10, 2009

A 37-year-old Mississippi man admitted using a cell phone to snap photos up women’s dresses as they bent over while shopping at a Slidell Walmart in August.

Shannon House, of Picayune, Miss., pleaded guilty Monday to three counts of video voyeurism. State Judge Richard “Rick” A. Swartz is scheduled to sentence him Jan. 6.

Video voyeurism carries a maximum of two years behind bars and a $2,000 fine.

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Several of the women said they noticed House approaching them from behind on Aug. 10, and found the fact that he was following them suspicious.

However, most of the women said they did not immediately ascertain the true nature his curious behavior, and did not report him, according to Slidell police and the district attorney’s office.

One of the women, though, did immediately catch onto to the man’s actions.

The 39-year-old woman saw him try to take a picture up her dress as she leaned over, authorities said. So, she lurched away as he clicked his snapshot and then followed him as he walked away, police said.

That woman reported the incident to the store’s loss prevention officer, who followed House and observed him snapping photos up yet another woman’s dress, authorities said.