A man is facing serious charges after an incident involving a child and the West Edmonton Mall Scotiabank Theatre men’s washroom.
A recent video posted to Facebook shows a father confront a man who was allegedly videotaping his son in the washroom.
The suspect is then put into a headlock and surrounded by three other men. He was held at the box office until police arrived.
One witness, Ashley Jackson, says the father demanded the man’s phone.
“They were kind of having a little bit of a confrontation and he (the father) kept asking – can I just see what’s on your phone?” explained witness Ashley Jackson. “The father kept putting up his hands and saying – No, I need to see what’s on your phone, I think I saw you take a video.”
Jackson says the boy’s mother searched through the suspect’s phone.
“Then the father of the boy kept saying to his wife – Well, what’s on the phone? Did you find anything? – And the mother goes – I’m still looking, I’m still looking – and then after a couple of seconds, you kind of hear her let out this scream and that’s when she said that she found the video of her son going to the bathroom,” explained Jackson. “I won’t be able to forget that.”
Jackson says she called police and the suspect was held at the box office until he was arrested. She adds the suspect was in the same movie, The Angry Birds movie, as her and her son.
41-year-old Aaron Voon is charged with making a possessing child pornography and voyeurism. Police did not connect the charges to the video posted to Facebook however. (kb/km/twd)