Man arrested for videotaping up women’s skirts, more victims sought

Mylyn Johnson

Mylyn Johnson

LANCASTER – Detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying more than 100 females whose undergarment areas were secretly recorded by a 29-year-old local registered sex offender.  Mylyn Johnson was busted in March after he was spotted at the Lancaster Target store using his cellphone to videotape up women’s skirts. Detectives then found thousands of illicit videos of over 100 women filmed at area locations, including the Salvation Army Store, Lancaster International Shopping Mall, and aboard the Metrolink Train.

The following is the press release from the Sheriff’s Departments Special Victim’s Bureau:

Suspect Mylyn Johnson was seen inside a Target Store in Lancaster on Saturday, March 16, 2013, allegedly using his cellphone to videotape the undergarment areas of women wearing skirts or dresses. Suspect Johnson was detained after a female customer saw the suspect filming up an unsuspecting woman’s skirt, and reported it to store security. Store security detained the suspect until Lancaster Sheriff’s Station deputies arrived. He was arrested for several charges including the Unlawful Recording of Another’s Undergarments (647(j)(1) CA Penal Code.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Bureau Detectives found thousands of videos of over 100 women filmed by Suspect Johnson. The videos were discovered on his cell phone and other media storage devices he had with him, and that were discovered by sheriff’s investigators in his Lancaster home when a search warrant was served.

Detectives have spent the past few months reviewing videos and contacting identifiable victims. They discovered that there are over 100 unidentified females between teenage and 50 years old, who were allegedly, unlawfully secretly recorded by Suspect Johnson.

During one incident at the K-Mart Store in Lancaster, Suspect Johnson contacted an unidentified female in the store. He identified himself as a security officer and detained her for shoplifting. He then ordered her to expose part of her buttocks under the guise that he was searching her. This incident was captured by Suspect Johnson on video and recovered by Sheriff’s Special Victims Bureau detectives.

Detectives believe that Suspect Johnson secretly recorded the women throughout the Antelope Valley, including the Salvation Army Store, Lancaster International Shopping Mall, and aboard the Metrolink Train.

Recordings show that victims were filmed while on the Metrolink train, most likely as it traveled from the Antelope Valley to Union Station in the city of Los Angeles. There was additional unlawful, secretly recorded filming of women at Union Station as well as nearby Olvera Street. These are not the only locations where the recordings occurred. Several of these incidents were recorded as far back as August of 2012.

Ten victims have been identified by detectives during the investigation, yet over 100 women remain unidentified.

On several occasions the suspect would engage the women he was videotaping in conversation. He would identify himself as a tattoo artist, or being with “Loyal Luck Television,” and as a rap musician. Suspect Johnson is a registered sex offender.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has filed 15 counts against Suspect Johnson, including felony counts of False Imprisonment and Burglary, and several counts of the Unlawful Recording of Undergarments.

Detectives from the Sheriff’s Department’s Special Victims Bureau are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying other victims and witnesses to these crimes.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Special Victims Bureau at (877) 710-5273 or via email at . If you wish to remain Anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website

  12 comments for “Man arrested for videotaping up women’s skirts, more victims sought

  1. Mark
    May 21, 2013 at 8:19 am

    oh wow, a serious Merv the Perv

  2. asolovely
    May 17, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    this is crazy I known him for years and would of never thought he would do this or be a registered sex offender man he has a I love life personality man I hope he gets a lot of help and I fell sad for the woman in the videos that’s not right at all !

    • sikntired
      May 17, 2013 at 12:28 pm

      I bet he was loving life, wandering around videotaping women, hop on the train, do a little there, hop off at Union Station, do some more video, do it all over again.Who is supporting this guy, those train tickets are pricey.

  3. J. Ripper
    May 17, 2013 at 5:36 am

    If the cops would so kindly post all the pictures, I would be happy to assist in identifying the women by their undergarment areas.

    • sikntired
      May 17, 2013 at 11:05 am

      Kind of early to be so disgusting isn’t it? Or are you trying to live up to your name?

    • ShaneFalco
      May 17, 2013 at 3:39 pm

      Excellence In Posting Award nominee…

  4. Curious
    May 16, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    And how would victim know if she were a victim?! Some women simply pay no attention to their surroundings!

  5. sikntired
    May 16, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    I don’t understand how he can get close enough without being noticed.
    And women should know a store rent a cop cannot search you, ask for law enforcement if they insist.

  6. Dinky
    May 16, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Sick people out there

  7. wow,
    May 16, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    what a creep ! I hope he gets some seriouse time because he desrves it . What a waste of a human !!!!!!

    • a. richards
      May 17, 2013 at 8:49 am

      he wont get serious time, he is a registered sex offender that already did something and got slapped on the wrist…. being a registered sex offender does nothing to protect people…. it is a joke…. this country is seriously lacking when it comes to punishment… jail and prison is not bad enough… they need to treat people in jail like the scum they are, no t.v. and air conditioning…. hard labor and horrible rest…. then if it is a serious crime…. kill’em so the prison are not over populated…. the penal system is a joke in this country…..

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