January 28 2019

Man Arraigned for Allegedly Attempting to Photograph Girl in Burlington Mall Fitting Room


A man who allegedly attempted to photograph a teenage girl in a state of undress in a fitting room in the Burlington Mall has been arraigned.

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Burlington Chief of Police Michael Kent announced in a release that Lucner Michel, 31, of Framingham, was arraigned on January 25, in connection with an alleged attempt to photograph a minor in a fitting room at The Burlington Mall. Michel was charged with one count of photographing intimate parts of a child.

Judge David Frank released the defendant on personal recognizance and ordered the defendant to stay away from, and have no contact with the victim or witnesses and to stay away from The Burlington Mall, the release states. The next scheduled hearing in this case is April 3.

According to police, on January 24, at approximately 4 p.m., Burlington Police responded to a report made by two 16-year-old females that a male had attempted to record one of them inside a private fitting room at Forever 21 in The Burlington Mall using a cell phone. Upon arrival authorities were informed that store staff had been told by the victim that a man had allegedly attempted to take a photo or video of her while she was in the fitting room. Through mall surveillance footage and witness statements, authorities were allegedly able to locate and identify the defendant as the individual who allegedly attempted to take cell phone footage of the female victim in a state of undress.

This charge is an allegation and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. The prosecutor assigned to Friday’s arraignment was Assistant District Attorney Briana Williams.


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