HILLSBORO, Ore. – A Portland man has been arrested for taking pictures up a young girl’s skirt while she was at Target, deputies said.
Patrick Joseph Buono was arrested at his Southeast Portland residence on Wednesday and charged with attempted invasion of privacy and first and second degree Encouraging Child Sex Abuse, said Sgt. Bob Ray of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
An investigation began on Jan. 3 when witnesses said they saw Buono following a 13-year-old girl around inside the Target at Southwest 107th Avenue and Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway. Buono allegedly took two photographs up the skirt of the girl while she was not looking, according to Ray.
Sheriff’s office detectives were able to identify Buono as the suspect and searched his house, seized evidence and arrested him, Ray said.
Detectives believe Buono may have victimized more people in the area. Ray asked anyone with information about the case to call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at (503) 846-2500.