Man Accused of Filming Teenage Girl Inside Forever 21 Dressing Room

An Alexandria man was arrested on Christmas Eve after police say he was caught filming a teenage girl inside a Forever 21 dressing room in Fair Oaks Mall. 

Mumtaz Rauf, 39, was charged with unlawful filming of a minor, which is a felony because of the victim's age.

The victim was inside the Forever 21 at the Fairfax, Virginia, mall around 4 p.m. when she saw a black device pointing down from the wall of her dressing room. The girl told police she believed photos may have been taken of her. 

A store employee then saw a man leave the store and head into the mall. Officers later found the suspect inside a dressing room of a H&M and identified him as Rauf. 

Officers found a pinhole camera, black tape and a battery-powered Bluetooth transmitter in his possession. Investigators believe he was using the transmitter to remotely gather video and photos from other fitting rooms. 

Rauf is a well-known bartender in Alexandria and the Old Town Crier profiled him nearly a year ago when he worked at the Hummingbird. Rauf left the restaurant more than six months ago.

Fairfax County Police believe there could be additional victims. If you believe you may have been victimized, call police at 703-591-0966.

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