Philly Man Took Up-Skirt Photos of Girls in Mall: Police

Man took lewd photos of young girls at Delco mall, police say

A Philadelphia man was arrested Saturday after a mall security guard noticed he was taking photos up underage girls skirts at Granite Run Mall, police say.

Michael Raymond Stankus, 32, of Philadelphia was arrested on charges of invasion of privacy, possessing instruments of crime, tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and persistent disorderly conduct, reports the Delaware County Times.

Director of mall security at Granite Run Mall, Daniel Martin, noticed Stankus walking around the mall with a blue Gap bag. Martin became suspicious of the bag because there is no Gap store in the mall, reports

The security guard saw that there was a hole in the bag with a camera sticking out of it and he then watched Stankus move the bag under a young girl’s skirt while she stood near an Auntie Anne’s pretzel stand, according to the criminal complaint.

After walking up to Stankus, Martin could clearly see cardboard and duct tape that was positioning the camera inside the Gap bag, according to police. Stankus tried to hide the camera in a mall planter as he struggled with the security guard.

According to police, Stankus later admitted to taking up-skirt photos of three other girls in the mall and taking photos of them with his iPhone.

Stankus allegedly told police that he has a sexual addiction and wanted to “Do this activity himself,” reports the Delaware County Times.

Stankus is being held at Delaware County Prison after failing to post bail. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 20.

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