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Man accused of recording 'upskirt' footage ordered to stay away from malls

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Husein Ahmetovic was ordered to stay away from malls. (West Hartford police photo) Husein Ahmetovic was ordered to stay away from malls. (West Hartford police photo)
WEST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A man accused of shooting video footage up women's skirts because he was "lonely" faced a judge on Thursday.

Husein Ahmetovic, 46, was ordered to stay out of any malls within a 35-mile radius of Waterbury, according to court officials.

He must also stay away from stores with women's clothing and cannot use his camera outside of his home. He can't make contact with any of the witnesses and must surrender his passport.

Officials said Ahmetovic spent six and a half hours at the Westfarms Mall in West Hartford on June 29 recording footage. A memory card seized by police had 68 videos on it.

Police said he would pretend to be shopping in the Forever 21 store next to victims who were wearing skirts. He would bend down to position his camera at angle where he could record up the women's skirts.

"We're just not safe anywhere," said Sherry Simon of Hartford.

Ahmetovic was charged with second-degree breach of peace and several counts of voyeurism.

Ahmetovic told police he did it because his wife had recently left him and that he was lonely. Court officials revealed that Ahmetovic had been in the U.S. for 17 years and lived with his brother.

His lawyer did not comment on the case.

Jendavi Alexander of Bloomfield said the sales associates in the stores should be aware of what is going on inside of their establishments.

"Pay attention to what goes on, on the floor. That's what I would say," Alexander added.

Ahmetovic is expected to appear in court again next month.

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