Authorities encouraged up to 100 potential victims of a registered sex offender to come forward after the man was arrested on suspicion of secretly filming up hundreds of women’s skirts, including one instance in which he allegedly pretended to be a security guard and searched one of his victims.
Mylyn Johnson was arrested in March after a Target shopper in Lancaster noticed the man allegedly using his cellphone to take video under another customer’s skirt, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced Thursday afternoon.
Detectives found some 3,200 videos on Johnson’s cellphone and media-storage devices he had with him at the time, authorities said. A search warrant of Johnson’s home turned up more videos.
After reviewing the footage for two months and contacting 10 victims they could identify, investigators said they are still looking for more than 100 teen girls and women. The victims range in age from teen to about 50 years old.
One of the videos allegedly recorded by Johnson show him at a K-Mart in Lancaster. He allegedly tells a female shopper that he is a security guard and detains her for shoplifting, then orders her to expose part of her buttocks under the guise that he needs to search her, according to sheriff’s officials.
A registered sex offender, Johnson often would speak with the women he was recording, authorities said. He would identify himself as a tattoo artist, being with “Loyal Luck Television,” or as a rapper.
Detectives believe Johnson secretly recorded women at several locations in the Antelope Valley and Los Angeles.
Videos obtained by authorities show unsuspecting women at a Salvation Army Store in Antelope Valley and the Lancaster International Shopping Mall.
Johnson is also alleged to have secretly recorded women on a Metrolink train – most likely as it traveled from the Antelope Valley to Union Station in LA, at Union Station and nearby Olvera Steet.
Some of the videos are dated as far back as August 2012, authorities said, and they believe Johnson allegedly may have recorded at other locations.
The LA District Attorney’s Office has filed 15 counts against Johnson, including felony counts of false imprisonment and burglary, and several counts of unlawful recording of undergarments.
Women and girls who think they may have been victimized in this case are urged to call the LA County Sheriff's Department Lancaster Station.
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