Alleged Peeping Tom in White Marsh Mall ‘Spy Cam’ Case Arrested, Now Free on Bail

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County police have identified the man who they say accidentally videotaped himself setting up a spy camera in a family bathroom in White Marsh.

Mussawwir Sterrett, a 40-year-old Abingdon resident, has been charged with prurient intent and “peeping Tom,” a misdemeanor offense punishable by up to a year in prison or a $2,500 fine, for allegedly taping a camera to a bathroom partition in the White Marsh Mall food court.

Court records don’t list an attorney for Sterrett. Police said Wednesday that he was denied bail, though court records show he received a bail review today and was subsequently released from the Baltimore County Detention Center.

A mall customer found the camera on Dec. 23 at around 6:30 p.m. and turned it in to police. The device was pointing down toward a stall to record his unsuspecting victims using the restroom, police said.

The perp incidentally did some of the work for detectives. Footage released last week captures the man’s face as he’s setting up the device.

The camera had only been up for a short period of time, police said, though they’re asking anyone who believes they used that bathroom between 3 and 6 p.m. to call Crimes Against Children Unit detectives at 410-853-3650.

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Ethan McLeod

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Ethan is Baltimore Fishbowl's associate editor. He previously covered Baltimore-area news as a web producer for Fox45/WBFF-TV. Before arriving in Baltimore, he worked as an assistant editor for CQ Researcher in Washington D.C., and a reporter for Connection Newspapers in Northern Virginia. Look for his freelance bylines in Baltimore City Paper and DCist.
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