LA HABRA A registered sex offender was arrested after allegedly recording up the skirt of a 13-year-old girl at a Michaels Store on Sunday, police said Wednesday afternoon.
Roland Moreno, 53, of Buena Park is scheduled to be arraigned Jan. 3 on one felony count of possessing images depicting a person under the age of 18 and three misdemeanors, said Sgt. Jose Quirarte of the La Habra Police Department.
An unknown person called police after seeing Moreno, a customer at Michaels in the 1500 block of West Imperial Highway, using his cellphone to presumably view and record underneath a young girls dress while walking around the craft store at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Quirarte said.
After detaining Moreno, officers discovered he had been recording the girl. He was arrested and booked into La Habra Jail, Quirarte said.
Police then searched his home and discovered about 200 additional up-skirt videos, he added. There are websites that publish videos looking up womens and girls skirts or dresses without their knowledge or permission.
The videos have to be run through the crime lab, Quirarte said. So additional charges arent out of the question.
Moreno will also face misdemeanor charges of having a concealed recording device and child annoyance.
Morenos registered address is in Whittier, Quirarte said, but had been living in Buena Park without registering that he is a convicted sex offender in that city, which is also a misdemeanor, he added.
No other victims have been found, Quirarte said.
Investigators are asking anyone with information on Moreno to call the La Habra Police Department at 562-383-4300 or anonymously call TIP411.
Source: OC Register