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MADISON, Wis. - Police said the list of people a Madison man allegedly recorded nude without their permission has grown since an incident was reported three months ago.
Madison police said Thursday that 28-year-old Benjamin Brossard is accused of recording images of many unsuspecting people at places outside of the Sun Tan City at East Campus Mall in October.
A police report said Brossard slipped a phone into a 24-year-old customer's tanning booth on Oct. 3 and took pictures of her changing her clothes.
Brossard was arrested on suspicion of representations depicting nudity.
Thursday police said that since the initial report, police identified additional victims via media reportedly found on Brossard's electronic storage devices.
Police said detectives worked with the tanning salon to match dates and times of Brossard's visits to the salons with Sun Tan City customer visits to identify victims since the initial report in late October.
Police said there are other people who were video recorded without their knowledge allegedly by Brossard who have not been identified.
Because of the amount of victims involved, prosecuting attorney Michelle Viste said Thursday the state will likely seek prison time.
"The crime which he is accused of is one that while serious, does not on its face ordinarily constitute an imprisonable offense in this county, and I hope that remains the case in this one," defense attorney Chris Van Wagner said.
Viste's request to set a cash bond at $50,000 was denied. Brossard is out on a signature bond and is due back in court next month.
Police asked anyone with information about the case or who think they may have been recorded without their permission to contact Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 266-6014 or online at www.tipsubmit.com.
Police said Sun Tan City is cooperating with the investigation. The business also made alterations to the facility to prevent future similar incidents, according to police.
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