TC Police, MSP Arrest Man for Taking Upskirt Videos

“This guy was very discrete in what he did and most of these people were not aware that this was going on.”

Two investigations that took months, led to the arrest of the same man.

Police say he secretly took videos of women in dressing rooms.

Traverse City police and Michigan State Police started their investigation this summer.

They say they tracked down a man who used social media to commit crimes, and a man who was taking “upskirt” and dressing room videos.

It turned out to be the same guy.

Today he was arraigned on six charges including extortion, having child pornography and using a computer to commit a crime.

Officers say this case started as two separate investigations that quickly led them to the same man.

“We both said hey we’re working the same guy here,” says MSP’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Detective Greg Hubers

This is Jesus Rodriguez-Maturino.

His arrest comes after a five month investigating between Traverse City police and Michigan State Police.

It started in May, when a woman told police someone contacted her on Instagram – threatening to exposure nude photos of her.

“He was using photos he already obtained on the internet and attempted to extort nude photographs or expose the ones that he had publicly,” says Traverse City Police Detective Matt Verschaeve.

Then in June someone contacted state police about a Tumblr page that had cell phone videos up women’s skirts and women in dressing rooms.

“We were able to identify a suspect from IP tracing and it was the same suspect that we had identified in the state police’s ICAC so at that point the two cases started to investigate together,” says Det. Verschaeve.

Police seized computers and cell phones belonging to Rodriguez-Maturino.

That’s when they found he also had child pornography.

Now Rodriguez-Maturino faces six felonies.

“The things that were committed… are not things that we take lightly,” says Det. Verschaeve.

Both agencies says this case is a reminder to always be aware of what’s going on around you.

“If you were at a department store and somebody’s walking very close to you with a cell phone you’d want to try to see what’s going on or report that to a security person or the police,” says Det. Hubers.

Both agencies say they will not be releasing where those videos were taken or try to identify the women because no faces were in the videos.