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Digging Deeper: Alleged peeper arrested after 13 bathroom videos seized

ORO VALLEY, Ariz. – A man accused of taking inappropriate videos and pictures of unsuspecting women was indicted on nine counts, that included voyeurism, burglary, and attempted voyeurism. Oro Valley Police Sgt. Carmen Trevizo said 35-year-old William Nolen was caught on surveillance cameras at a Fry’s Grocery store at Lambert and La Canada on April 4.

The video showed the 35-year-old Nolen going up to a woman and using his phone to take an upskirt photo of the woman.

News 4 Tucson contacted the victim. She asked not to be identified and told us in a phone conversation she had no idea he was following, her, or taking inappropriate pictures.

She said she had just gotten off from work and was oblivious.

It was thanks to another customer who witnessed the incident who came up to her and told her what happened.

Sgt. Trevizo said the customer took matters into his own hands, followed the suspect and took out his camera and shot a video of the suspect, his vehicle, and the license plate.

He contacted Fry’s management and Oro Valley Police.

Detectives tracked the license plate to a gated community and to William Nolen.

He was questioned by detectives, and there was enough probable cause to serve a search warrant on Nolen’s house.

He lives in a gated community not far from a Fry’s Grocery store.

It was during the search warrant Sgt. Trevizo said they made a startling discovery. They found 13 different videos on his home computer. Videos were taken in various restrooms at a Target, Whole Foods, and the Tucson Mall.

Sgt. Trevizo told News 4 Tucson, “He would hideout in one of the stalls of the women’s restrooms and then when somebody would occupy the stall next to his he would video them using the restroom.”

The videos seized were from February to April of this year.

Some of the victims have been identified, but detectives said there are more.

News 4 Tucson uncovered court documents that revealed Nolen admitted to taking upskirt videos of women for sexual gratification.

We called Nolen to get his side of the story, he hung up after we asked him why he was taking inappropriate pictures of unsuspecting women.

If you have information or believe you may have been a victim call 88-CRIME or the Oro Valley Police Department at 520 229-4900.


Lupita Murillo

Lupita Murillo

Lupita Murillo is an investigative reporter. She is part of the Digging Deeper team that uncovers important issues focusing on crime that affects the community.
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