Man Arrested For Voyeurism At Local Department Store
November 12, 2007
On Sunday November 11, 2007 at 5:19 p.m. a
witness contacted the Mesa Police Department to report
suspicious behavior at a local Mervyn's department store at 1240
E. Main Street. The witness indicated that a male later
identified as 41-year-old Mesa resident Sebastian Sostenes had
been looking up the skirt of an unsuspecting woman inside of the
Uniformed patrol officers responded to the scene and
contacted the involved parties inside at the women's department.
The investigation revealed that Sostenes had been following the
58-year-old victim as she shopped alone in the women's
department. Sostenes acted casually as he looked at women's
clothing. It appeared that the victim did not notice that
Sostenes was watching her. On two separate occasions Sostenes
approached the victim from behind, lay on the ground and looked
up the victim's skirt. The victim did not notice the suspect's
actions on either occasion. Officers contacted Sostenes shortly
after the second incident.
During a post-Miranda interview Sostenes voluntarily admitted
to the crime. Sostenes was arrested and booked on suspicion of
voyeurism, a class 5 felony.