Police: Man took up skirt photos of 15-year-old girl at Springdale Dave and Buster’s

The victim’s family claimed he followed them around, taking photos multiple times.
Published: Sep. 22, 2022 at 9:54 PM EDT
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SPRINGDALE, Ohio (WXIX) - A man faces criminal charges after allegedly taking pictures up a teen’s skirt at Dave and Buster’s.

Springdale police say it happened while Jeffrey Hayes, 39, was at the entertainment venue with his own children on Sept. 10.

The alleged victim was 15 years old.

An employee told the officers that arrived on scene that they’d caught Hayes taking pictures up the girl’s skirt twice. He did so, according to police, while his own children were just feet away.

Officers confronted Hayes, who told them he was unaware why they would want to speak with him.

They took his phone and then went to the camera room to look at the footage, which they say showed Hayes opening his camera and keeping it on during the alleged incident.

Officers spoke to the victim’s family, who said they witnessed it.

“He kept passing behind her, angling his phone under her skirt, and she did see it flash for a bit,” one family member told the officers. “He did leave for a while, but when we went to the prize section, he came back just to make a circle and go under.”

The victim’s family said he did this multiple times, even following them around the venue.

Said one officer describing the footage, “You see him with his phone on the right-hand side. She’s standing against the prize counter. He turns the phone, it’s on camera mode. He walks by and puts it under her skirt, and a pause for a moment, and walks by.”

Hayes was charged with pandering obscenity involving a minor, but court documents show that charge was “ignored.” He is still facing a voyeurism charge, which he pleaded not guilty to, according to the documents.

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