A Pooler man reported to be a soldier is facing charges of taking “inappropriate” photos of a woman at a Richmond Hill tanning salon last week.
Alexander Cline, 44, allegedly admitted to taking the photos during an interview with police after the complainant, a 32-year-old Richmond Hill woman, called Oct. 9 to report “she observed a caucasion male taking pictures of her disrobed while she was being spray tanned at Beach Babes Salon,” according to a report by Richmond Hill Police Department Sgt. Raymond Fowler.
The woman described a phone she thought was used to take the photos and said “she felt the employee was the spouse of the employee that was performing the spray tan service and was at least aware, if not outright complicit,” the report said.
Fowler went to the business and spoke with the employee, “who explained she understood why I was there and that she already notified the owner of the store,” the report said, noting the area where the incident allegedly took place matched a description given by the description.
Cline, who was in Pooler when Fowler spoke with his wife, returned to give statements and his phone allegedly matched the one described by the woman, and during an interview with Fowler and Detective Keith Welch he admitted taking the photos, the report said.
The victim told police she wants to press charges, and Kline reportedly agreed to turn himself in to police. He faces charges of peeping tom and illegal eavesdropping/surveillance, according to the initial incident report.