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Man Charged with Trying to Photograph Teen in Burlington Mall Changing Room

January 29, 2019

BURLINGTON -- A Framingham man is accused of attempting to photograph a 16-year-old girl while she was inside a fitting room at the Forever 21 in the Burlington Mall on Thursday.

Lucner Michel, 31, has been charged with photographing intimate parts of a child, according to a press release issued Monday by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.

Burlington police responded to a report made by two 16-year-old girls about 4 p.m. Thursday, the release states. The girls told police that a man attempted to record one of them inside a private fitting room at Forever 21.

“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,” the release states. “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.”

Michel was arraigned Friday in Woburn District Court and released on his own recognizance by Judge David Frank. Michel was ordered to stay away from and have no contact with the victim or witnesses, according to the release.

Michel is slated to reappear in court on April 3.

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