PD: Man caught following, videotaping teens at Chandler Fashion Center

Posted at 4:48 PM, Jun 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-23 09:35:00-04

A man was arrested Friday for trespassing at Chandler Fashion Center and allegedly videotaping teenage girls as they shopped.

Chandler police said they were contacted by mall security around 5:30 p.m. Friday after witnesses reported seeing Roland Slowman following and filming a group of 14-year-old girls.

According to police, Slowman was not allowed on the mall grounds after a trespassing violation in November.

After being detained by mall security, officers interviewed Slowman and found he had an open container of vodka and appeared to be under the influence.

During interviews with police, Slowman admitted to trespassing and alleged the teens had told him to film them. The videos reportedly showed "young girls walking in front of [the suspect] and the focus was on the girls' buttocks."

Chandler police said the victims reported feeling "nervous" and "afraid" by Slowman's actions.

Slowman was arrested on three counts of disorderly conduct, criminal trespass, and having an open container. He was later booked into 4th Avenue Jail.