JENSEN BEACH, FL– The Martin County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 27-year-old man who was reportedly taking inappropriate photos and videos of unsuspecting women and young girls.
Authorities say they began investigating after receiving several phone calls about a suspicious man photographing young children at the Treasure Coast Square mall and surrounding shopping areas.
While investigating, officials identified a man fitting the description of the suspect riding a skateboard on Jensen Beach Boulevard near Federal Highway.
When they questioned the suspect, identified as Pedro Valdez, admitted he was the man in the reports.
Authorities say Valdez was found to have inappropriate videos and images of girls as young as six-years-old and that in one of the situations, he lifted a young girl’s skirt, took a picture, and ran off.
Valdez was said to have been living in the woods in Jensen Beach after moving to the area from Utah.
According to the report, Valdez is facing charges in Utah for a similar situation.
He was arrested and charged with Video Voyeurism.
Officials are asking the community to come forward if they believe they have encountered Valdez.
Martin County Sheriff’s Office at 772-220-7060