Abbeville man arrested for allegedly photographing woman in dressing room

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An Abbeville man has been arrested after police say he was caught photographing a woman in a department store fitting room.  Authorities say 52 year old Aaron Merritt was identified by an anonymous tip submitted via Crime Stoppers Bayou Region, in Lafourche Parish.

According to Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre, investigators learned that a woman was trying on clothes in a fitting room at a store in Galliano when she noticed someone taking photos of her from under the fitting room door.

Webre said the woman opened the door enough to get a glimpse of the suspect. Additionally, investigators were later able to obtain surveillance photos from within the store.

Authorities say Merritt surrendered on Friday, September 18, 2015.

He was booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on one court of Video Voyeurism and subsequently released after posting $5,000 bond.

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