DICKSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) - A victim says she felt embarrassed after learning a Dickson county man allegedly videotaped under her skirt in a crowded shopping center.
The woman doesn't want to be identified, but she agreed to speak with News 2 Wednesday because she wants her story to be heard and if there are other victims out there, she wants them to come forward.
The woman is 24 and the mother of two small children, ages 3 and 4.
She said after the incident, she felt embarrassed and disgusted.
It happened this past Friday, she was shopping with her 4-year-old daughter at a Dickson grocery store, picking up soup for a sick child.
She said she noticed the man, later identified as Scott Brown, near her in the store. She said she thought it odd that he was looking at items that did not belong in that aisle.
She said she bent over to get some items and had no idea that brown allegedly crouched down and videotaped under her dress until other shoppers told her what happened.
"My mouth dropped. Thought it was a joke at first," said the 24-year-old. "I couldn't believe it. It was humiliating."
She said the other shopper told her: "I want you to know a man in overalls just got down and took a picture under your dress. I looked around. And I felt really uncomfortable. He said it loud enough so my 4-year-old year old could hear and as we were leaving she began asking questions and that's not something you want to explain to your 4-year-old daughter. "
Dickson police charged the 50-year-old Brown with unlawful photographing in violation of privacy, a class A misdemeanor.
investigators confiscated his phone and plan to examine its contents.
If she could address the suspect, the victim said she'd say this:
"How would you feel is someone did that to your daughter? Because I realize he has children."
She also told News 2, "I feel good telling the story instead of shutting it out like other people would, because I don't know if this has happened to other people and I hope it doesn't happen to anyone else, nobody should feel like they cannot wear a dress in public. Because someone might do that. You know."
Brown is no stranger to the criminal justice system. His record is checkered with offenses that date back to the 80's and include crimes like: assault, burglary, DUI, theft, fraud, and domestic assault.
News 2 went to Brown's White Bluff home for reaction, but nobody answers the door.
News 2 learned Brown has spent the last two years umpiring adult softball games. When this case broke, he was terminated.
If anyone feels they may have been victimized in a similar manner, they are urged to contact Dickson police.
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