When retail giant Target announced a policy in April allowing transgender people to use the opposite-sex bathroom or fitting room, it stoked anger from those who believe that creates safety and privacy problems for women and children. They say the policy will lead to men claiming to identify as women in order to enter the women’s facilities and commit sexual assaults or other offenses.
But the restrooms and fitting rooms aren’t the only places at Target where women should have their guard up for sexual offenders.
New Jersey police recently arrested a 56-year-old man on charges of invasion of privacy after Target workers reported seeing him put a basket with a mirror attached to it on the floor beside female shoppers in an attempt to look up their dresses and skirts without their knowledge.
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Lt. Timothy Torchia, a police detective in Ocean, N.J., said Julius Reynolds was arrested on May 16 and is being detained at Monmouth County Correctional Institution on $7,500 bail.
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This is not the first time Reynolds has done something like this. He was arrested in 2007 for using his cellphone to take inappropriate photos of women in public without their knowledge and consent, and was sentenced to three years in prison. As a result, Reynolds was put on the New Jersey sex offender registry. He also has an overall criminal record that includes child endangerment, credit card fraud and numerous drug offenses.
h/t: Young Cons
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