News release from the Fairfax County Police Department
An Alexandria man is facing a felony charge after he allegedly filmed a teen-aged girl in a Fair Oaks Mall dressing room. Mumtaz Rauf, 39 was arrested for unlawful filming of a minor Monday afternoon around 4:00 p.m.
Officers were called to the Forever 21 clothing store based on a complaint by a customer. A teenage girl saw a black device such as camera or cell phone pointing down from the wall of her dressing room, and she believed photographs were possibly being taken.
A man was then seen exiting the store headed into the mall by an employee of the store. Officers ultimately located the man the employee described in the fitting room of the H&M clothing store and identified him as Rauf.
He was wearing a black jacket, red knit beanie, khaki pants and red shoes, which matched the description provided by the store employee. He had a pinhole camera, black tape, and a battery powered Bluetooth transmitter that officers believe he was using to remotely gather video and pictures from various fitting rooms.
Rauf was charged with unlawful filming of a minor, which is a felony due to the victim being under 18 years of age.
Officers believe there may be additional victims. Anyone who believes they may have been filmed by Rauf, or has information is asked to contact Officer Musser at 703-591-0966.
Some of the equipment seized is shown below: