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Former Exxon Mobil employee accused of taking ‘upskirt’ photos of female employees over past year, docs say

HOUSTON – A Former Exxon Mobil employee accused of taking ‘upskirt’ photos of female employees over past year has been charged, in response to courtroom paperwork.

Zachary Butler, 30, was charged with two counts of felony invasive visible recording.

The investigation on the allegations started on Aug. 12 when detectives with Constable Mark Herman’s High Tech Crimes Unit responded to a business, positioned within the 22700 block of Springwood Village Parkway.

The employees reportedly informed investigators that Butler had take a number of unlawful invasive “upskirt” images of fellow employees with out their consent over the past year or extra.

Investigators realized that Butler would steadily ask female coworkers to go together with him to purchase espresso or to take walks after lengthy intervals of sitting. During the walks, he typically really helpful that he and his female coworkers use a set of enclosed stairs as a substitute of the elevator.

Butler denied the allegations however supplied wanted passwords/PINs to his cellphone and different on-line accounts related along with his cellphone, in response to charging paperwork. He additionally agreed to permit Exxon Mobile to take his cellphone to a third-part vendor for evaluation known as CyberEvidence.

After reviewing his cellphone, an app known as “Private Photo Vault” was discovered to be beforehand put in however uninstalled on Aug, 8, 2021, in response to charging paperwork. The vault contained 35 photos and 25 movies of “upskit” fashion movies together with different file of movies and photos that will belong to different lady taken by Butler. The pictures and movies have been of different as but unidentified females in varied phases of undress to incorporate nude.

When question, investigators mentioned Butler admitted to taking upskirt movies of a number of of his coworkers. He additionally admitted to having been profitable at or trying to take upskirt movies of different coworkers as properly, in response to charging paperwork. In every video, a cellphone was positioned beneath the hemline of their skirts/clothes and captured their clothed buttocks and genitalia areas. These movies have been then edited utilizing sluggish movement and an audio observe which is described as a ‘scanning tool.’

Butler was arrested on Nov. 11 and booked into Harris County Jail the place his bond was set at $30,000.

Investigators mentioned they consider there could also be different victims associated to this suspect and urge anybody who might have data or has been a sufferer to contact its dispatch at 281-376-3472.

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