Serial Upskirter Pleads Guilty, Faces Up to a Year in Jail
Nunez’s criminal behavior was discovered when on February 2016, Southern Humboldt resident Michelle Vandenack found a lost phone and went through it attempting to learn who the owner was.
In an interview at the time, she said, “What I found was disturbing…over 700 videos… [many] of local women focusing on [their] ass, breast and private parts.”
The women range in age from about 16 to 65 and don’t realize they are being filmed, she explained. “It’s as if [the phone’s owner] has his phone in his hand casually but still recording.”
Vandenack recognizes several of the victims including two local, underage girls.
Most of the videos take place in or around Humboldt County businesses–gas stations, grocery stores, etc.
From her research, Vandenack learned the suspect’s name. We were able to use that to track down his Facebook page. He was reported to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputy District Attorney Whitney Barnes from the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office told us, “Nr. Nunez was charged with three counts.” He pled guilty to two.
Nunez has been referred to Probation for a report. Barnes explained, “They will interview Mr. Nunez.” She said he will be asked about family background, criminal history, etc. They will provide a report to the judge.
In addition, the victims will be asked to testify. “I am trying to get in touch with the various victims that I know of,” Barnes said. “The victims will be asked how the crimes affected them…We will be arguing that he will be registering as a sex offender.”
The judge will sentence Nunez July 26 at 9:15 a.m., she explained. “He could face up to a year in jail or 180 days and three years probation.”
She said it is likely Nunez will be placed on probation. However, she said, “The more the court hears from the victims of the cases, I would think that would have an impression on the court. There are so many victims that we don’t even know who they all are.”
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