UT Police asking for help to ID people improperly photographed by suspect
The University of Texas Police Department is asking for help in finding victims of an invasive recording incident that happened on campus earlier this fall.
It happened in front of the Main Building on Oct. 25 around 1 p.m.
Police say 54-year-old Alfredo Diaz was caught using a GoPro camera to record up women's skirts and shorts as they were walking by. The boyfriend of one of the victims noticed Diaz recording and followed him to the corner of Brazos St. and Martin Luther King Junior. Blvd. where he was able to flag down a Department of Public Safety trooper.
"She believed she witnessed another individual being recorded by the same subject," UTPD Sgt. Samantha Stanford said.
According to court documents, Diaz told police he worked at a state building nearby and was walking through the UT campus on his lunch break.
Police say six women were targeted and there could be more victims.
Shannon Bass, a UT junior finance major, says the incident is alarming, especially since it happened during the day.
"There's just things you have to think about and things you have to prepare for. Like I always try to walk with a friend to class, and I try to stay off campus when it's nighttime," Bass said.
"It's our responsibility to keep our community safe, and we have to look out for each other, even if it's just one or two of us," UT Freshman business major Sauman Teng said.
Diaz was given a criminal trespassing warning the day of the incident then arrested in Williamson Co. on a warrant for invasive visual recording, a state jail felony, on Oct. 31.
The unidentified individuals are described as follows:
- White or Hispanic female with long dark hair wearing a long-sleeve denim shirt, white shorts with a pink floral pattern, and black leather boots with black laces. This individual was carrying a grey backpack with grey stripes and a teal stripe down the center with a matching teal key-chain or pouch. The backpack had a white and teal plastic water bottle in a side pocket.
- White female, approximately 5'06" with brown-blonde hair in a ponytail. This person was wearing a purple dress with an orange diamond pattern that stops above the knee, a navy blue knit sweater, black pointed-toe flats, eye glasses, and a black watch on the left wrist. This female was carrying a dark red backpack and a large smartphone in a grey case.
- White female, approximately 5'05" with short shaved dark hair. This person was wearing a dark red skirt, a grey long-sleeve sweater, tan sneakers and black hosiery with a cat design. This female was wearing a black 'Hot Style' canvas backpack with brown leather trim and multiple heart-shaped buttons featuring animated characters and four small circle-shaped buttons, one displaying the words 'nerf this'.
- White female with blonde hair in a bun, wearing peach colored sneakers, a black and white striped dress, and a green backpack with gold or yellow pattern.
- White female with brown-blonde hair. This person was wearing multi colored shorts with white pom-pom edges, a grey sweatshirt, and white sneakers with white shoelaces. This female was also carrying a red and yellow 'Marines.com' lanyard with a red mace key-chain.
- White female with brown-blonde hair, wearing a long gray knit sweater, tan ankle booties, carrying a backpack with a leather bottom and gray triangle pattern.
UT police is asking anyone with information about this case to call 512-471-8523.