Sheriff: Man Used Hidden Camera To Look Up Women's Dresses

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LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C.,None — A Denver man faces charges after he used a hidden camera to look under women's dresses, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said.

Carl "Shane" Kistel III was charged with one felony count each of secret peeping underneath/through clothing and possession of photographic images of another person that he knew was taken illegally.

Investigators said Kistel would turn on a video camera, insert it in a hiding place cut out of his shoe and go into different businesses to look up women's dresses. Sheriff's investigators said he went to businesses including hardware stores, phone stores and grocery stores.

"If they had a short skirt on or a dress, that was a target," Lt. Tim Johnson said.

Johnson said Kistel even captured lewd video of a woman while she was gave him a haircut.

He said Kistel, who is a pharmaceutical salesman, also used the camera while at work.

"I know of at least one doctor's office," Johnson said.

Kistel's wife became suspicious of the device and asked a police officer and family friend to look at the video from it. He then called Lincoln County investigators.

"I asked him (why he did this)," Johnson said. "He said he was bored."

Investigators said they seized DVDs and computer equipment from Kistel's home. There are still hundreds of CDs and DVDs to go through and more charges could be filed, the Sheriff's Office said.

He was released from the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $24,000 secured bond.