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Police: Jefferson County peeping tom may have many more victims

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo (KMOV.com) -- Detectives have identified two additional victims of an accused peeping tom caught installing cameras in a Jefferson County grocery store.

Sheriff Glenn Boyer on Tuesday told News 4 he’s certain there are even more victims who have not come forward.

Some local businesses say they believe suspect Frank Fuchs has been secretly videotaping women and girls by hiding his cell phone in restrooms around Jefferson County for more than five years.

Boyer says Fuchs was their prime suspect when a group of women chased a man from a Jefferson County government building for the same crime.

“I think if they would have caught up with him, he might have had his eyes poked out!” said Boyer.

“It’s just really creepy,” said Mos Ashley Lightfoot. “Why would someone do that?”

Detectives are now scouring Fuchs’s home computer looking for secret bathroom videos he may have recorded and uploaded.

Each could lead to a new criminal charge.

And Boyer says some of the victims are under age, which means detectives could seek child pornography charges.

“It would not surprise me at all to find that there are other victims out there, certainly I believe that,” said Boyer.

Fuchs was arrested this week when he was allegedly caught hiding his cell phone in the ceiling tiles of the women’s restroom at the Price Chopper in House Springs.

A manager at the Cedar Hill Cecil Whittakers says he did the same thing at the pizza place five years ago, but was never caught.

Fuchs was also reportedly caught peeping at a Save-A-Lot in March. That case is still pending, but it’s only a misdemeanor.

“Do we have the laws that have caught up with the technology? No I don’t think we have, but that’s something the legislature needs to debate,” Boyer said.

The sheriff fears if Fuchs doesn’t stay behind bars, his crimes could escalate.

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