SCSO: Man arrested on video voyeurism charges for allegedly taking pics up a woman's dress at Wal-Mart in Oviedo

Photo for Headline Surfer / James Kuethe, 52 of Yalala is shown in his booking mug, charged with video voyeurism.
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

OVIEDO, Fla. -- A Lake County man hs been released from the John E. Polk Jail in Sanford after posting $3,000 bail for his Nov. 23 arrest for allegedly using his cell phone to take pictures up a woman's dress in the Wal-Mart on Deep Lake Road.

 James Kuethe, 53, of Yalaha, is charged with video voyeurism, a third-degree felony after he was spotted on surveillance cameras acting suspicious.

Here's a synopsis of what happened in the Nov. 23 incident as described by Seminole County Sheriff's spokeswoman Kim Canaday to Headline Surfer: At approximately 3 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a suspicious incident at Walmart located on Deep Lake Road, in unincorporated Oviedo.

Upon arrival, deputies spoke with store personnel who indicated that a shopper reported she believed a man inside the store took photos up her dress. The entire incident was captured on store video cameras and showed Kuethe, a deliveryman for a store vendor, crouched over with a cell phone pointing the electronic device up the victim’s dress. 

Kuethe left the store without completing the delivery and before deputies arrived. The vender who employed Kuethe was contacted and provided deputies information on his identity and his next scheduled delivery location. Deputies located him there and took him into custody without incident. This investigation is ongoing and it is unknown if he has victimized others.

Here's a synopsis of what happened in the Nov. 23 incident as described by Seminole County Sheriff's spokeswoman Kim Canaday to Headline Surfer: At approximately 3 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a suspicious incident at Walmart located on Deep Lake Road, in unincorporated Oviedo.

Upon arrival, deputies spoke with store personnel who indicated that a shopper reported she believed a man inside the store took photos up her dress. The entire incident was captured on store video cameras and showed James Kuethe, a deliveryman for a store vendor, crouched over with a cell phone pointing the electronic device up the victim’s dress. 

Kuethe left the store without completing the delivery and before deputies arrived. The vender who employed Kuethe was contacted and provided deputies information on his identity and his next scheduled delivery location. Deputies located him there and took him into custody without incident. This investigation is ongoing and it is unknown if he has victimized others.

Kuethe was charged with one count of video voyeurism and booked into the John E. Polk Correctional Facility on a $3,000 bond. He bonded out this week. Kuethe pleaded not guilty to the felony charge through his attorney in front of Circuit Judge Debra Nelson. If convicted, he could get up to five years in state prison. A trial date has not yet been set.

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