Deputies: Man broke into women's bedrooms to take pictures of feet

Posted at 6:21 AM, May 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-15 06:21:39-04

SEATTLE (KIRO/CNN) – Investigators believe more women in Washington state could be victims in the so-called “sleeper creeper” case, where a man broke into homes in the middle of the night and took pictures of victims’ feet.

Deputies with Mason County Sheriff’s Office released three close-up photos of people’s feet while they were in bed. They say the pictures were taken when a man crept into the victims’ homes through unlocked doors and made his way into their bedrooms.

With the pictures, detectives hope to identify the victims. They believe the photos could be evidence of more break-ins and undetected and unreported voyeurism.

Six women in Mason County, WA, previously reported similar cases, but many didn’t call 911.

The victims are all between 17 and 22 years old, live with other people, work in the service industry and use social media avidly.

Bethany Brown, 17, a victim in the case, says she was shocked when she awoke to a man touching her feet – twice.

"They had a right to be shocked. There was no indication that they should be victims or that they should be concerned about this individual, and we're concerned there's possibly some other victims in this case that also don't know they were victims and would be shocked,” said Lt. Travis Adams with the Mason County Sheriff’s Office.

Police arrested a suspect in April – Chase Garner, 22 – who was charged with victimizing six sleeping women then stealing their underwear and firearms while sneaking out.

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