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Kuna man arrested for video voyeurism; report says he secretly photographed woman in restroom stall

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Posted at 12:44 PM, Mar 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-13 14:44:48-04

A 19-year-old Kuna Man is in the Ada County Jail, facing a felony charge of video voyeurism.

Ada County Sheriff’s Office deputies began their investigation about 2 p.m. Saturday when they were called to a store in the 1400 block of W. Chinden Boulevard to investigate a report of a man hiding in the women’s bathroom taking pictures with his cell phone.

When deputies arrived, they found Andrew Marshall sitting on the ground with three men standing around him, preventing him from leaving.

A woman told deputies she was in restroom stall when she saw a hand holding a phone move out from under the stall next to hers, with the camera pointing at her.

The woman said the phone quickly disappeared, then emerged again seconds later. By that point, she told investigators, the shock of seeing the phone had passed, and she told whoever was in the stall to stop what they were doing.

She heard the toilet flush and the person leaving the stall. She then saw a man, later identified as Marshall, quickly walking out of the bathroom.

According to an ACSO news release, the woman yelled to her husband, who was waiting for her outside the restroom, to stop Marshall.

The man grabbed and detained Marshall. The woman came out and confronted the suspect, who apologized and then tried to run away, the release said. The man grabbed Marshall and held him on the ground until deputies arrived.

The man told investigators Marshal then took his phone out and was trying to scroll through the photos. The man tried to grab the phone from Marshall -- to keep him from possibly deleting evidence -- but Marshall managed to put the phone back into his pants.

When deputies arrived and handcuffed Marshall, a phone fell out of his pants leg. While deputies were interviewing Marshall, they asked if they could see the photos on his phone. Marshall declined.

The crime of video voyeurism is punishable by up to five years in prison.