Transgender woman Shauna Patricia Smith was charged with felony video voyeurism at an Idaho Target store Tuesday. According to Snopes.com the news is authentic.
An affidavit of probable cause states the 18-year-old woman was trying on swimwear at the Target on 25th East when someone in an adjacent fitting room held an iPhone over the top of the barrier and began taking photos or video recording.
Update: Bonneville County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Bryan Lovell http://www.postregister.com/articles/news-daily-email-todays-headlines/2016/07/22/official-no-evidence-more-voyeurism-incidents said Thursday (July 21st) that detectives were “confident we don’t have any new victims in the area.”
Court records indicate Smith, who was arrested under the name Sean Smith, posted bond today, which was set at $30,000. A judge approved a 3-year no-contact order between Smith and the victim earlier this week. Felony voyeurism is punishable by up to five years in prison.
East Idaho news.com reports that the victim’s mother confronted the suspect, who immediately fled on foot. Both (the victim and victim’s mother) described the suspect as a white male who was wearing a dress and a blonde wig. A witness observed the suspect get into a vehicle and leave the area,” court documents state.
Bonneville County detectives learned the vehicle was registered to Smith. When an investigator arrived at Smith’s home, documents state “the defendant’s roommate told (the investigator) her roommate is a transgender male who identifies as a female, Shauna Smith.”
The detective showed the roommate surveillance still photos of the suspect from Target and the roommate identified the suspect’s clothing as that of Smith’s, according to documents.
Shauna Patricia Smith admitted to using her iPhone to tape a cis woman in a unisex changing room in a July 12th police affidavit below.