Employee accused of peeping into fitting room with cell phone

Employee accused of peeping into fitting room with cell phone

GRESHAM, Ore. – Police say a 24-year-old Fred Meyer employee tried to take a picture of an 8-year-old girl in a fitting room while she tried on clothes with her mother.

Carl Rainey is now facing a charge of invasion of personal privacy, which is a misdemeanor. Police say the alleged crime happened at the Gresham Fred Meyer Monday. The girl’s mother says she saw a hand come over the top of the dressing room door with a cell phone. Police say Rainey ran off when the mother screamed.
As police were looking at surveillance video for the suspect they say Rainey confessed he did it.

According to Fred Meyer, Rainey passed its background checks before he began working in the clothing department.

"What happened was unacceptable. It was atrocious," said Fred Meyer spokeswoman Melinda Merrill. "We have terminated the employee. We are working with the family and working with the police and cooperating fully."

A background check of Rainey revealed no criminal record and Gresham police say they don’t have any reports of Rainey doing this before or anywhere else. But they have put out an alert to other police departments to find out if they have similar cases.

He was let out of jail Tuesday but has to show up in court in the near future.

Rainey couldn’t be reached for comment Wednesday.

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