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Waynesboro Man Charged with Taking Upskirt Photos of Women at Target

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A Waynesboro man is free after he was arrested this week for taking "upskirt" photos of women at a Target store.  Police know of at least two victims, they say they're wondering if more are out there.

Target shopper Hannah Jergenson said,  “I just feel very violated you know, you can't even go to a public store and not feel like we're going to get pictures taken of, or anything like that.”

Waynesboro police arrested 31-year-old Joshua Norred Thursday.  Police say two women caught him taking pictures up their skirts.  Target security footage confirmed their fears.

Brian Edwards from the Waynesboro Police Department said, “It's essentially a 21st century kind of peeping tom, but much more brazen, more intrusive.”

Using a camera disguised as a pen, police say he photographed at least two women, and possibly more. As soon as police confronted him, he confessed.

“He readily admitted to it, kind of when you get caught there's that feeling of defeat and trying to make the situation better for oneself.” said Edwards.

Police now they say their focus is on stopping these types of crimes, which only gets harder with new technology. “In this day of growing technology these crimes are probably going to be more and more common.” said Edwards.

As for shoppers, they say they just hope that doesn't happen to them or their loved ones. “I feel very uncomfortable even going out in public anymore.” said Jergenson.

Norred has been charged with unlawful photographing, which is a class one misdemeanor. He has been released from jail. 

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