Transgender Arrested for Voyeurism in Target Changing Room

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by Richard Ducayne  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  July 14, 2016   

Sean Patrick Smith was caught snapping photos of an unclothed woman

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AMMON, Id. (ChurchMilitant.com) - A transgender man who thinks he's a woman has been arrested for taking pictures of a woman in the changing room of a Target store located in Idaho.

The individual, 43-year-old Sean Patrick Smith, went into the women's changing room in a Target located in Ammon, Idaho while dressed as a woman.

The victim, an adult female whose name has been kept anonymous by the local authorities, reportedly said she had noticed the man reaching over the wall of the changing room with a cellular device to take pictures. The Sheriff's Office spokesman, Sgt. Bryan Lovell, said the woman may have not been wearing underwear when the pictures were taken.

Detectives reviewed the security footage and interviewed several witnesses and their investigation led them to Smith, who identifies as "Shauna Patricia Smith."

One eyewitness said the woman confronted the Smith and chased him out of his dressing room, demanding that he delete the pictures.

The police interviewed Smith and eventually took him into custody. He is booked in the Bonneville County Jail for one felony count of voyeurism.

Target announced its opposition to any sort of "discrimination" and committed to inclusivity of transgender people back in April by changing its policy to allow men who think they're women to use women's facilities, and vice versa. Since then, Target has suffered a loss in stock value of more than $10 billion, with shares dropping from $83.50 to $73.57, as millions have pledged not to shop at the retail store anymore. 

Police have also reported situations involving voyeurism in Target in the state of New Hampshire, where police arrested a 22-year-old man named Zachary Bishop for video recording underage girls in the Target changing room on June 22.

 

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