Police have filed voyeurism charges after going through the cell phone and camera of a Waterbury man accused of taking pictures of young girls and a female lifeguard at Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury on Thursday.
Law enforcement authorities downloaded John Miguel Mendez Calle's camera and cell phone on Friday and said they found many images of young girls, several of which were taken at beaches in addition to Quassy. They also found video of a naked woman.
Many of the images were of girls between 11 and 13 years old who were in bathing suits. The photos focused on their rear ends and chest areas, rather than their faces, according to police.
As investigators went through the contents of the recording devices, they realized that Calle appeared to be "clearly hiding in wooded areas as not to be seen."
They also found video of a naked woman that had been taken without her knowledge, police said. Authorities believe she is over the age of 18 and the video was likely taken in a bedroom.
Police arrested Calle yesterday after a Quassy park guest notified the lifeguard on duty upon spotting a suspicious man allegedly taking pictures of the girls.
Calle was initially charged with interfering with an officer, second-degree forgery, criminal impersonation and breach of peace. The voyeurism charge was added on Friday. He appeared in court on Friday and is being held on $251,000 bond.
Police said they will more closely examine every video and image and the process will take several weeks to complete.
He is due back in court in early August.
Police also said they believe Calle's in this country illegally and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has put a detainer order on him.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Middlebury police at 203-577-4028.