Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Idaho Falls: Trans Woman Charged with Felony Video Voyeurism after Incident at Target Fitting Room

A 46-year-old trans woman named Shauna Patricia Smith (AKA Sean Patrick Smith) is in the news today after being arrested for video recording an 18-year-old woman in a women's fitting room. In a Target, no less.

It happened in Idaho Fall, ID, this past Monday. A woman called the police and reported that a "man, dressed in women's clothing, had entered a fitting room in the women's clothing section of the store" and "was seen taking photos of a woman in a stall next to him while she was changing." Smith was wearing a dress and a blonde wig. The victim's mother reportedly chased Smith from the store, trying to get her to erase any pictures or video.

The police were able to trace Smith's car to her home and confirmed Smith's identity through her roommate:
When an investigator arrived at Smith’s home, documents state “the defendant’s roommate told (the investigator) her roommate is a transgender male who identifies as a female, Shauna Smith.” The detective showed the roommate surveillance still photos of the suspect from Target and the roommate identified the suspect’s clothing as that of Smith’s, according to documents. Deputies interviewed Smith and “the defendant eventually admitted to me that she had made videos in the past of women undressing. The defendant told (the detective) that she makes these videos for the ‘same reason men go online to look at pornography,'” documents state. According to the affidavit, Smith told the detective “she finds the video sexually gratifying” and when the deputy looked at the camera roll on Smith’s iPhone, he “observed a video of a young adult female undressing in a changing room at what appear to be Target. The defendant admitted to me that this video was recorded at Target.”
Smith was booked as Sean Patrick Smith. She was charged with one felony count of video voyeurism. You can watch video of her first court appearance here.

Of course, this would involve a trans woman in a women's changing room. And it would have to happen at Target, which has been the focus of anti-trans culture warriors for months.

However, we've been told that "men in dresses" would use trans-inclusive policies to gain access to women and girls and that there would be nothing that the police could do about their bad behavior. Except that, assuming that Smith is actually guilty, she still managed to get arrested for bad behavior.

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