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22-year-old arrested for filming woman in Chesterfield dressing room

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) — Police sources said a 22-year-old suspect who allegedly stuck his cell phone camera under the door of a dressing room at a Chesterfield Kohl’s store while a woman undressed turned himself in Thursday night.

Justin A. Harvey

Justin A. Harvey turned himself in after allegedly filming a woman changing in a Kohl’s dressing room.

This after Chesterfield police released a photo of the suspect in the Valentine’s Day incident at the Kohl’s at 11331 Midlothian Turnpike.

“The victim was trying on clothes (about 4:20 p.m.) when she saw a hand holding a cell phone under the dressing room door. The victim yelled at the suspect and chased him through the store and to the parking lot. The suspect fled in a blue, newer model Volkswagen Passat,” police wrote in an email. “The suspect was described as a white male, 20 to 28 years old, about 6 feet tall and weighing about 175 pounds. He was wearing a black ball cap, a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.”

Within 30 minutes of the photo’s broadcast, the suspect was identified as 22-year-old Justin A. Harvey of the 14200 block of Jefferson Davis Highway.

Police obtained a warrant for Harvey for unlawful filming in relation to the Feb. 14 incident. Another warrant was obtained for another unlawful filming incident last year at a Kohl’s store. That’s where Harvey is accused of trying to take video of a woman while she was in a dressing room at the Kohl’s store in the 2700 block of W. Hundred Road on Nov. 21, 2013.

Additionally, CBS 6 News has learned Harvey was convicted of simulated masturbation in 2012. Harvey also was charged with sexual battery charge in Colonial Heights in 2012. He is also scheduled to appear in court next month on a drug charge.

If you have information that could help investigators, call Chesterfield Police at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.

12 comments

  • Sexcnva

    All this convenient coochie up and down Broad St. and Chamberlayne Avenue he could get but he chose to violate someone’s privacy while they were undressing! How the hell did he manage to get into the women’s dressing room anyway? Where was the person who works the dressing room area?

    • cookiemonster

      I believe kohls has turned that location into a self service store.The two or three people I might see working are always busy with other people when I need help.

  • Glen Allen

    If/when, they catch the guy, his punishment should be a weekend standing at a stock inside the mall, dressed only in his underwear, and a sign indicating what he did. Total and complete public humiliation like this would do far more good than a stupid fine and a slap on the hand.

  • mike

    yes women guys do this so here’s a idea,Don’t go into a place like this and strip down thinking your at home.Buy your stuff take it home,if it does not fit you ,take it back.I refuse to let my daughters try on anything in public dressing rooms for this reason.If its not this guy its some employee who has put a camera in the roof or elsewhere.Its not 1950-80’s anymore,educate yourself and don’t be a victim,duh

    • scars

      Maybe we should be teaching our sons to act like decent human beings instead of excusing this behavior as something “guys do”. Women have a right to expect privacy in a changing area. Did your girls change for gym in school? Do they change into a bathing suit when you go to a water park? What about if they go to a friend’s house — if there are any men in the house, they don’t change clothing because there might be a camera in there? What about public restrooms? Do they just hold it if they have to go while they are out in public? Yeah, women can just protect themselves from being victims if they just buy the clothes and try them on at home. If it helps you sleep better at night to think that, okay. Just hope your girls aren’t ever a victim because it sounds like you wouldn’t be very supportive if they were.

  • Jeffery

    I know him better than anyone and all i can say is yes what he did was 100% wrong but you could not even imagine what hell he experienced during his childhood. All he does is sit in jail and is denied the help he truly needs. I dont agree one bit with what he did and i dont expect anyone to have sympathy but he needs help not jail.

    • scars

      I hope he does get help because if he doesn’t, when he gets out he will just do it again. I’m sorry that he had a bad childhood, but that does not excuse him for victimizing someone else. Plenty of people have terrible childhoods and they manage to find a way to move past it and be decent people.

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