Christopher J. Bennett, 29, of 647 Mundy St., was arrested Monday night after he was accused of using his smartphone to view and record a woman beneath her clothing in a store.
He is charged by the Jefferson County Sheriffs Department with second-degree unlawful surveillance. Mr. Bennett was arraigned before Watertown Town Justice Andrew N. Capone and was released on $1,000 bail to await possible grand jury action.
The incident is alleged to have occurred at 8:40 p.m. at Target, outer Arsenal Street. A police document alleged that he intentionally used an imaging device ... to surreptitiously view and record under the clothing and intimate parts of a woman without her consent.
According to a document filed with the court, the woman, 22, noticed a man on his knees too close for comfort behind her, and she stepped away. She and her husband asked what he was doing and he claimed to be taking a picture of something for his wife.
When the husband asked the man to hand over the phone, the suspect began to walk away and appeared to be deleting on his phone, according to court documents. The husband took the phone and held it for authorities.