Man Accused of Taking Pictures of Young Girls

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    Middlebury Police
    John Miguel Mendez Calle is accused of taking photos of little girls and a lifequard at Quassy.

    Police a arrested a Waterbury man after receiving a report that the man had been taking pictures of young girls and a female lifeguard at Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury on Wednesday.

    A park guest notified the lifeguard on duty after spotting a suspicious man allegedly taking pictures of the girls. When police arrived to investigate, the man fled on foot. Officers were able to capture and arrest him, police said.

    The suspect, 25-year-old John Miguel Mendez Calle, of 65 Ashley Street in Waterbury, falsely identified himself multiple times.

    Calle claimed he didn't speak English, but continued to give false names when a Spanish-speaking officer arrived, according to police.

    Calle was charged with interfering with an officer, second-degree forgery, criminal impersonation and breach of peace. His bond was set at $250,000.

    Police have obtained a search warrant for the camera to find out what's on the film. If it's criminal, additional charges will be filed, police said.

    Police believe he's in this country illegally and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has put a detainer order on him.

    Middlebury and Naugatuck police are investigating. Anyone with information is asked to contact Middlebury police at 203-577-4028.

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