Update (10/16 3:15 p.m.) Ashland, Ore. — Man accused of up-skirting Medford woman at Ashland Recycling Center turned himself into Ashland Police last night. Police say this is not the first time this man has done this.
NBC5’s Roma Villavicencio/KOBI 5 will have the exclusive reaction from the latest victim tonight.
Ashland, Ore.– A Medford woman said she is feeling violated and helpless. “It’s so debilitating to feel so helplessly victimized.” We are not naming her to protect her privacy.
“I don’t want that to happen to anyone else. I cried about it for a long time because it’s horrible to feel that way.”
She was at the Ashland Recycling Center Wednesday evening, when Ashland Police Sergeant, Bob Smith said a man snapped a very inappropriate photo of her.
Smith said the victim was here putting things in the free box when all of a sudden she felt something rub her leg. So she looked down and a man was sitting there.
“I said excuse me you just bumped my leg and that scared me and he said, ‘Oh I didn’t realize. I’m sorry.'”
She says another woman standing by her told her the man snapped a picture with his cell phone, up her skirt.
He kept denying it and when she asked him to show the pictures on his phone to police. “He went like a blank face and said, ‘I don’t have to do anything like that,’ and the lady said, ‘I saw you do that to her.'”
And then he ran off to his car.
“Described as a tan colored pick up with a small trailer,” said Sgt. Smith. He said this type of case is rare in Ashland.
“You just can’t do something like this. This behavior isn’t something that’s going to be condoned by anybody.”
Now police and the victim who has better things to worry about, like her newborn, just hope they’ll catch the man that did this.
This man is described as a white male, 6 foot tall, light eyes, heavier set with grey hair. He can face invasion of personal privacy charges. If you have any information contact Ashland Police at 541-488-2211.