LANCASTER – A 31-year-old Lancaster man received a five-year prison sentence Friday which will be added to a previous sentence of 15 years and six months in state prison for secretly taking pictures under the skirts of hundreds of women, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Mylyn Coriche Johnson aka Lamar Quinn was originally convicted Sept. 17, 2013 of 14 counts — one felony count each of sexual battery by fraud and false imprisonment by violence and 12 misdemeanor counts of video or photograph of person in undergarment.
After a court of appeals reversed five of the misdemeanor count convictions, Johnson was retried and found guilty by a jury July 27 of five misdemeanor counts of video or photograph of an identifiable person in undergarments, according to Deputy District Attorney Theodore Swanson.
Johnson now is sentenced to a total of 20 years and six months in state prison.
The case stems from Johnson’s arrest at a Target store in Lancaster on Mar. 16, 2013. Johnson was busted after a victim informed store security that she and her sister were being followed throughout the store by Johnson, according to court testimony. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Bureau detectives found thousands of videos of more than 100 women on Johnson’s cellphone, on media storage devices in Johnson’s possession, and in Johnson’s Lancaster home when a search warrant was served, sheriff’s officials said previously.
Between August 2012 and March 2013, Johnson shot up-skirt photos with his phone of several unsuspecting victims at various stores in the Lancaster area, the prosecutor said. On Feb. 20, 2013, the defendant falsely claimed he was a security guard at a Lancaster K-Mart and patted a woman down claiming to look for stolen merchandise, the prosecutor added.
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