RACINE — A Rochester man, facing a felony charge for allegedly taking a cellphone photo underneath a woman’s skirt while she was grocery shopping, has been granted another week to hire a lawyer.
Matthew J. Stegall, 26, of the 700 block of Fox Knoll Drive, is charged with a single count of capturing an image of nudity without consent after he reportedly was spotted by a store employee as he took pictures underneath the woman’s dress as she shopped Aug. 19 at the Waterford Pick ’n Save, according to his criminal complaint. The store employee reportedly told Village of Waterford police that she saw Stegall — who was in Pick ’n Save with his wife and child that day — holding his cellphone in his hand, which was extended under the woman’s dress, the complaint said.
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When Stegall was questioned on Sept. 1 by Racine County sheriff’s investigators, he allegedly admitted taking the pictures, and said he had taken pictures of other women more than five times at other local businesses, according to the complaint. He reportedly told an investigator that he has “a porn addiction” and needs help, the complaint said.
Racine County Circuit Judge Eugene Gasiorkiewicz on Thursday rescheduled Stegall’s initial appearance for Oct. 18, granting Stegall another week to find a defense lawyer, court records show.
Stegall is not in custody.
The charge is a Class I felony, punishable by a maximum of 1½ years in prison, two years on extended supervision and $10,000 in fines, if convicted.