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Irvine HomeGoods Employee Arrested After Police Find Photos Looking up Customers’ Skirts on His Phone; Additional Victims Sought

There are dozens of potential victims in the case, investigators said. Matthew Torres, 22, was arrested in the 6214 Irvine Blvd. location on Nov. Females who have visited the store since September and believe they may be a victim can contact Detective Sarah Tunnicliffe at 949-724-7170 or stunnicliffe@cityofirvine.org. Upon investigation authorities found a “high number of  inappropriate photographs,” and the victim identified photos of herself, officials said. 12 after a visitor to the store felt her skirt move and noticed the employee with his cell phone facing toward and up her clothing, according to a statement posted on the Irvine Police Department’s Facebook page. The customer first confronted Torres, who ran into an employees-only area of the store, officers said. The suspect was then taken into custody after the victim signed a citizen’s arrest. Matthew Torres is shown in a booking photo released Nov. Law enforcement then responded to the scene and made contact with Torres, who admitted to taking such photos and allowed police to search his phone, according to the statement. Authorities noted that HomeGoods store management has cooperated in the investigation and is assisting officers in identifying potential victims. 33.698754
-117.743003 Police have detained an Irvine HomeGoods employee after it was found he was collecting images taken from underneath customers’ skirts, authorities said Wednesday. 16, 2016, by the Irvine Police Department.