Phone store

Employee of a mobile phone shop in charge of accessing a customer’s explicit photos and videos

A Utah cell phone store employee has been arrested after allegedly accessing a customer’s explicit photos and videos and messaging him.

According to a probable cause statement, the victim contacted Roosevelt police on Monday after the photos and videos were sent to her phone via iMessage from a number she did not recognize. Since her daughter’s phone was also on her Apple account, the photos and videos were sent to her as well.

On Tuesday, a police officer met the victim. Police have learned that the number the photos and videos were sent from belongs to a 33-year-old man. The police officer asked the victim if she recognized his name.

According to the probable cause statement, she said a man of the same name helped her switch phones Monday at an AT&T store in Roosevelt, transferring data to her new device. The victim said she gave the man access to her Apple account, where the photos and videos were stored.

The victim told police she felt ‘violated’ and only gave the suspect her account information because he was an AT&T representative – which she didn’t think he would retain and use his account information.

On Wednesday, the investigator arrested the suspect as he left the AT&T store. The officer asked the suspect why he sent the photos and videos to the victim. The suspect “wouldn’t respond to this and said, ‘I better talk to someone,'” according to the probable cause statement.

The suspect was arrested for investigating the distribution of pornography, a third-degree felony, and incarcerated in the Duchesne County Jail. He is being held without bail.