News release from the Fairfax County Police Department
Fairfax County detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying victims from video recordings found on the phone of 39-year-old Mumtaz Rauf. He was arrested December 24th for the unlawful filming of a minor at the Forever 21 store in Fair Oaks Mall.
Detectives have been working since Rauf’s arrest to identify the victims, as well as the stores where the unlawful recordings took place. So far, they say they have found about 60 women and girls on over 100 videos in fitting rooms from Rauf’s cell phone, with several of them appearing to be juveniles.
The videos were taken between December 15th and December 24th. Police say they know that some of the recordings took place at Forever 21 and H&M at Fair Oaks Mall. Others may have been taken at the Fair Lakes Old Navy.
So far the locations and approximate time frames police have been able to identify are:
December 22, 2018:
- 1:15pm – 2:10pm, Fair Lakes Old Navy
- 2:50pm – 3:20pm, Fair Oaks Mall H&M
- 3:40pm – 4:15pm, Fair Oaks Mall Forever 21
- 4:25pm – 5:45pm, Fair Oaks Mall H&M
December 24, 2018:
- 12:30pm – 2:00pm, Fair Oaks Mall Forever 21 and H&M
There is also a time period from 9:15pm-10:00pm on December 22 where police believe he was possibly at the H&M and Old Navy at Tysons Corner Center.
Here are some images of the devices Rauf used:
Detectives are also working to process 13 additional pieces of electronics including laptops, desktops, and tablets. The Neighborhood Patrol Unit is canvassing Fair Oaks Mall and Tysons Corner Center to see if employees recognize Rauf. Detectives are also investigating whether illegal images have been shared or placed on the internet.
Rauf is currently behind bars with no bond on unrelated drug charges.
Police have set up a dedicated phone line at 703-246-4600 for anyone who thinks they may have been filmed by Rauf in a fitting room between December 15th and December 24th.