Upskirting Update: David Nunez to Be Arraigned
David Nunez, a Bay Area man, who is suspected of taking numerous videos and photos up women’s skirts and down their blouses without their permission, is scheduled to be arraigned on two misdemeanor counts May 10.
In February, local woman Michelle Vandenack discovered a phone on the river bar near Garberville. Though the phone was broken, she could tell it had videos and photos still on it. She began looking at them in an attempt to locate its owner.
Instead she discovered multiple crimes. The phone had been used to film up women and girls’ skirts and down their blouses. She turned the phone over to Sgt. Jesse Taylor of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. We wrote an article about the crimes. (Click here to see the article.)
Friday, District Attorney Maggie Fleming said that a letter had been sent to Nunez informing him of the arraignment. “If he doesn’t appear, then we send a warrant,” she explained.
Her office is charging Nunez with 647(j) (2) invasion of privacy using a camera to look under or through someone’s clothing and 647.6. (a) (1) annoying or molesting a child. These are both misdemeanor charges. If convicted, he could face county jail time and a fine. Or, he could get probation.
Counseling could be one result of conviction or a plea bargain. “We would certainly argue for that,” Fleming said.
The mother of the juvenile victim who picked Nunez out of a photo lineup said, “This is a lesson to our community that things have changed. I use to let my kids walk around Garberville when they were eight, nine years old by themselves. Now though, when my daughter is almost 18, I don’t like it.”
She added, “He is a predator. We don’t need this kind of guy in our county.”
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