A reported act of voyeurism that occurred at the Danbury Walmart this past Sunday evening has led to the arrest of a New Milford man.

The City of Danbury Police Department reports that on Sunday evening (August 23) at approximately 7:00 PM, Danbury officers were called to the Walmart located at 67 Newtown Road in Danbury following a complaint that they had received from an adult female shopper.

The complainant reportedly told police that a man, later identified as 30-year-old New Milford resident Jesse Atwood, allegedly placed his cell phone under the complainant's skirt, and surreptitiously snapped a photograph while her back was to him.

When the complainant reportedly realized what had just happened, police say she contacted store employees and followed after the accused as he was exiting the store. After the responding officer investigated the incident, police say they were able to identify Atwood as the suspect, later placing him under arrest.

Atwood has been charged with Voyeurism, CGS (53a-189), which is a class D felony, and described under the Connecticut General Statutes as, "(a) A person is guilty of voyeurism when, (1) with malice, such person knowingly photographs, films, videotapes or otherwise records the image of another person (A) without the knowledge and consent of such other person, (B) while such other person is not in plain view, and (C) under circumstances where such other person has a reasonable expectation of privacy, or (2) with intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desire of such person or any other person, such person knowingly photographs, films, videotapes or otherwise records the image of another person (A) without the knowledge and consent of such other person, (B) while such other person is not in plain view, and (C) under circumstances where such other person has a reasonable expectation of privacy."

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