Windsor Mill Man Charged in Public Restroom 'Peeping Tom' Incidents
Updated: Wednesday, August 27 2014, 10:30 PM EDT
A Windsor Mill man has been charged in multiple "peeping tom" incidents in men's public restrooms.
Police were contacted earlier in August by a Columbia Mall security guard to report that a man had been observed repeatedly following young men into public restrooms and making efforts to look at their genitals.
Howard County Police identified the man after reviewing the surveillance footage. They saw the man, later identified as 48-year-old Marc Scott Dawson enter the bathroom 31 times in a two-hour period.
Detectives then conducted surveillance on Dawson at the Security Square Mall in Baltimore and observed him inside the restroom conducting the same behavior. He was tracked to a Home Depot in Catonsville where they saw him committing the same acts.
Dawson has been charged with multiple counts of visual surveillance with prurient intent and peeping tom. He was arrested on August 20 and has been released from the Howard County Detention Center on $15,000 bail. He faces charges in both Howard and Baltimore Counties.
Police are encouraging anyone who may have seen Dawson engaging in this behavior, or has additional information, to come forward and contact police at 410-313-STOP. Callers can remain anonymous.