ALEXANDRIA, Va. (FOX 5 DC) - Detectives are expanding their search for potential victims that may have been unknowingly recorded in dressing rooms at stores in Fairfax County over the holidays.
Authorities say 39-year-old Mumtaz Rauf was arrested on Christmas Eve for unlawfully filming a minor at the Forever 21 in Fair Oaks Mall.
An investigation uncovered more than 100 videos secretly recorded in fitting rooms at Forever 21 and H&M at Fair Oaks Mall and at the Old Navy located at Tyson's Corner Center, according to detectives.
Investigators are now asking shoppers to contact them if they visited any of these stores at these shopping centers between December 15 and 24, 2018:
Fair Lakes Promenade
Fair Oaks Mall
Springfield Town Center
Tysons Corner Center
Do you think you may have been filmed in a fitting room between December 15-24 in #FairfaxCounty? We need victims to come forward in order to help bring charges against the suspect. 📞 Please call our hotline w information - 703-246-4600. Learn more: https://t.co/Z7k3OLnX7C #FCPD pic.twitter.com/hYcH16sISf— Fairfax County Police (@FairfaxCountyPD) January 6, 2019
Investigators say anyone with information can call their hotline at 703-246-4600, text 703-718-5806 or email firstname.lastname@example.org the department with information.
Rauf was caught after a victim noticed a black device that she thought might be a cellphone or camera pointing down from a wall of the dressing room at Forever 21, according to police.
Authorities say they are attempting to identify as many as 60 female victims who may have been secretly filmed.
Police say they've already received hundreds of calls, texts, and emails from people who may have been victims.
“What we are doing is confirming their identity, discussing with them their whereabouts on a particular day at a particular time. And through their photographs they are providing, matching up with what we have on file,” Fairfax County Police Major Ed O’Carroll said. “For us to make a charge for illegal videotaping, we actually do need to identify each victim on each separate video.”