Md. Teen Charged With Sexual Abuse in Metro ‘upskirt' Case

WASHINGTON — Metro Transit Police have arrested a Maryland teen who’s accused of putting a cellphone up a woman’s skirt at the Columbia Heights Metro station last week and is also suspected in several other Metro “upskirting” incidents.

Brandon Lynn Williams, 19, of Forestville, Maryland, was arrested Tuesday and initially charged with misdemeanor sexual abuse, Metro police said in a news release.

Last Thursday, a woman used Metro’s online harassment-reporting system to report feeling a hand up her skirt while exiting the Columbia Heights station on an escalator.

Police said a review of surveillance video indicated a man they’ve identified as Williams placed a cellphone up the woman’s skirt and was also involved in taking upskirt videos of several other women at the station.

Police, who released surveillance photos of the suspect last week, said a tip from the public led to Williams’ arrest. Police said they received a search warrant for a residence in Prince George’s County and seized multiple electronic devices, including cellphones, computers and hard drives.

Authorities have identified multiple other women who were upskirted by Williams. “However, there are still potentially dozens of female victims who are unaware that Williams took ‘upskirt’ photos of them while on an escalator,” Metro police said in the news release.

Police said they believe Williams was at the Columbia Heights station on Aug. 2 and at the Columbia Heights and U Street Metro stations on Aug. 3

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