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Man took photos up women's skirts at Jupiter Walmart, police say

Posted at 9:29 AM, May 23, 2017

A judge denied bond for for the man accused of taking photographs under women's skirts at a Walmart in Jupiter. This time, charged with molesting a 10-year-old girl.

Until yesterday, Chad Gorman, 34, was free on bond, after detectives say he was taking photos up women's skirts at the Walmart on Indiantown Rd. 

Most recently, dectives found 600 images and videos of child pornography on his cell phone. 

On May 19 at approximately 6:33 p.m.., an officer responded to the Walmart store on Indiantown Road.

According to an arrest report, the store's loss prevention officer told police he was following a man throughout the store and observed him taking up skirt photos of young girls.

"I think he is a pig," said Margaret Hurley, a shopper at Walmart. 

Another shopper, Marie Malebranche, added, "It's bad because you're not supposed to do that."

Police approached 34-year-old Chad Thomas Gorman of Lake Park and informed him that people had observed him taking photos under girls' skirts.

According to the arrest report, Gorman stated, "I did not know that taking photos of girls was illegal."

The police officer asked if he could check Gorman's phone and Gorman stated, "Yes", according to police.

The officer says there were numerous photos of girls and several up skirt photos of women's panties. The officer says the photos appeared to have been taken inside of Walmart.

Gorman was transported to the Jupiter Police Department and interviewed by a detective.

According to an arrest report, Gorman gave the detective verbal and written permission to search his cell phone. The detective observed 453 photos of women, eight of which were underwear pictures and one video of "young girls" on the phone.

Gorman was charged with video voyeurism, 12 counts of lewd molestation, 3 counts of battery on a child, possession of 10 or more images of child pornography, and sexual battery on a child.