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Man gets prison for photographing women in fitting rooms

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Matthew Hummel Matthew Hummel
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

A Harrisburg man has been sentenced to 8 to 23 months in prison in Dauphin County Prison for exposing himself and committing lewd acts in front of unsuspecting shoppers.

Matthew Hummel, 33, was additionally sentenced Monday to serve a consecutive term of three years probation.

Prosecutors said Hummel repeatedly invaded the privacy of numerous unsuspecting women at clothing stores in Dauphin, Cumberland and Lancaster counties.

He entering fitting rooms and secretly made cell phone videos over the top of the room partition as the women tried on clothing in adjoining fitting room stalls, authorities said.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Sean McCormack said most women who were victims in the case still don't know Hummel was spying on them while they undressed in fitting rooms.

In several incidents, Hummel also stood in the public areas of the stores filming women as they shopped and then indecently exposed himself to the women, prosecutors said.

Hummel was arrested multiple times for invasion of privacy at the Colonial Park Mall, the Old Navy on Jonestown Road, Gabriel Brothers on Union Deposit Road, and the Target on Jonestown Road.

Despite having his smart phone confiscated each time he was arrested, Hummel returned to the stores using various other electronic devices, authorities said.

His sentence bans Hummel from stepping foot into any of the stores where he committed his crimes, and prohibits his use of cell phones and other electronic devices.

All of his Dauphin County sentences were ordered to be served consecutive to his probation sentences ordered in similar cases in Cumberland County.

He was also recently sentenced to probation for similar crimes in Lancaster County.

 

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