Charges: Man used iPhone to peep on 11-year-old girls in changing room
Authorities say a college student used his smartphone to record two pre-teen girls inside a changing room last month in Woodbury.
Caleb David Wolfgram, 24, of Columbus, Minn., was charged May 23 with three felony counts stemming from the allegations, each accusing him of interfering with privacy.
According to a criminal complaint, police were summoned after two 11-year-old girls reported seeing a white iPhone appear under the door of a changing room they were both inside at The Gap at Woodbury Lakes shopping center. The girls became startled after seeing the camera under the door for about 30 seconds, the complaint states.
Police reviewed surveillance footage and identified a male suspect carrying at least one shopping bag. After a suspect description was developed and broadcast, police were able to generate a close-up photo of the suspect, thanks to surveillance footage from nearby stores.
A worker at a neighboring store said the suspect had purchased merchandise using a credit card. Police tracked that transaction to Wolfgram. Another area employee also recognized the suspect, saying she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with him.
The next day, police tracked Wolfgram to the UW-RF campus - where Wolfgram played for the university's hockey team - and followed him as he went back to Woodbury Lakes, where he was later arrested.
The complaint states Wolfgram admitted to police that he had used his iPhone the previous day to record the two girls in the changing room and another video shot under the skirt of an adult female. Additional video surveillance from The Gap depicted Wolfgram pointing his phone under the skirt of a 39-year-old woman as she bent over. A forensic search of Wolfgram's iPhone turned up two blurry images of legs and clothing believed to be those of the adult female shopper, the complaint states.
Wolfgram also admitted to entering the women's restroom at Woodbury Lake twice in hopes of recording women in bathroom stalls, the complaint states.
"(Wolfgram) stated that he has recently developed a strong curiosity about videotaping women in compromising locations or positions," the complaint states, which goes on to reveal that his curiosity surrounds women's undergarments.
His activities began with women his age, but later changed to girls, the complaint states.
If convicted on one of the three charges, Wolfgram faces a maximum penalty of two years in prison and a $4,000 fine.
He makes his first court appearance July 11.