Police: Man accused of recording boys in public restrooms fled to Mexico

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Police told Channel 9 the man accused of peeping in the Huntersville area has fled the country.

Huntersville police said U.S. Customs and Border Protection notified them that Oscar Nolasco-Hernandez fled the country to Mexico City.

Officials said Nolasco-Hernandez is charged with 15 counts of felony secret peeping after using the camera on his phone to record 15 boys in bathrooms. One of the victims was as young as 10 years old.

According to police, a boy was inside the bathroom at the Target on Sam Furr Road when Nolasco-Hernandez stuck his cellphone under the stall door and recorded him. When the boy noticed the camera, he told his mother.

That's when police said they started looking into it.

Investigators said they took out a warrant to search Nolasco-Hernandez's phone after tracking him down from footage of him leaving the store and the car he was driving.

According to police, they found 15 videos of boys on his phone that they believe he recorded in public bathrooms.

Officers were able to confirm two of the videos were taken in the Target, but the locations of the other videos have not been released.

"The other ones we're not sure of the locations, and we're not sure if the victims were aware they were recorded or photographed," said Officer Odette Saglimbeni.

Officers said while they were searching Nolasco-Hernadez's phone, he took off and police have not been able to find him, but they are actively looking for him.

"It's scary. It's really scary. You should trust your kids to be able to go to the restroom," said parent Amanda Dudley.

Nolasco-Hernandez was last seen at the Huntersville Apartments on Hunters Road. Police said he drives a dark blue Lexus GS with South Carolina tag QXB698.

If you have information about this case, police said to call the Huntersville Police Department at 704-464-5400.

This isn't the first incident like this at the Target. Police said Chase Walton was arrested in May after he took photos up a woman's dress in one of the aisles.

Target sent the following statement to Channel 9: 

At Target, we have no tolerance for inappropriate behavior or guest misconduct in our stores. We also take a multi-layered approach to guest safety that includes partnerships with local law enforcement, technology and team member training. Last month, a guest in our Huntersville store told our security team about a man inappropriately taking photos in the store. We immediately worked with the guest to contact the Huntersville Police Department and are continuing to support the police’s investigation, including working closely with the detective to provide videos, photos and information about the suspect to help with their investigation. 

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