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Suspected Cache County voyeur may be USU student, police say

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LOGAN — Police believe a man wanted for a voyeurism incident at the Cache Valley Mall also attempted to film women at Utah State University.

On Wednesday, Logan police announced they were looking for a man believed to have used his cellphone to take pictures or film a girl at Bliss in the Cache Valley Mall, 1300 N. Main.

In that incident, a man was spotted holding his cellphone over the top of a dressing room, apparently filming a girl who was changing, on Sept. 21.

After that surveillance video was released, police at Utah State University contacted Logan police with information that they believe the same man is wanted for a similar incident on campus.

At the start of the school year in August, a woman was at the cashier's office at the Taggart Student Center and a man was behind her.

"A woman was standing at the counter being helped by an employee. The employee thought the gentleman standing behind her was acting quite suspiciously. He would look left and look right," said USU Police Capt. Steve Milne.

When the employee asked if he could help the man, he said no and ran off. When police later reviewed surveillance tape of the incident, Milne said the man was positioning his right foot between the legs of the woman, who was wearing a dress.

"You can certainly see his foot is positioned in a spot that is suspicious," he said.

There have been no other reported incidents on campus, Milne said. Investigators couldn't say for sure whether the man is a student. He's described as white, about 20 years old, 6-feet tall and 180 pounds.

USU authorities provided Logan police with a surveillance picture of the man. The suspect in the USU case looks very similar to the man caught on surveillance video at the mall, police said.

Both appear to be wearing the same baseball cap on backward, said Logan Police Capt. Tyson Budge. The man at the mall was wearing a Utah State T-shirt.

Budge said detectives fear there could be additional voyeur incidents they don't yet know about.

When confronted at the clothing store, witnesses said the man ran off and drove away in a silver or gray vehicle.

Anyone with information can call the investigators on the case at 435-716-9353.