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PD: Man accused of taking photos, videos of teenage girls at Quassy, beaches

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The following photo of John Miguel Mendez Calle was provided by the Middlebury Police Department. The following photo of John Miguel Mendez Calle was provided by the Middlebury Police Department.
The following photo of John Miguel Mendez Calle was provided by the Middlebury Police Department. The following photo of John Miguel Mendez Calle was provided by the Middlebury Police Department.
MIDDLEBURY, CT (WFSB) -

Police have discovered that a Waterbury man, who was accused of taking photos of young girls and a lifeguard at Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury, also took pictures and videos of girls at other beach locations.

A customer at Quassy told police they saw a man, who was later identified as John Miguel Mendez Calle, 25, acting suspicious around 6 p.m. on Wednesday. After the report, park supervisors called police.

When officers arrived, police said Calle tried to take off, and gave them several false names. They said he refused to answer their questions, even to a Spanish-speaking officer.

Calle was arrested on Wednesday and originally charged with second-degree forgery and breach of peace.

On Thursday, investigators viewed images on Calle's camera, which showed girls between the ages of 11 to 13 years old in bathing suits with mostly close ups of their backsides and chest areas.

According to the police, the camera also had a video of a woman, who was most likely older than 18, naked in a bedroom.

"The majority of the photographs and videos were taken at other beach areas, not at Quassy Amusement Park or in the Middlebury area," police said in a statement Friday.

Investigators added it appears Calle was hiding in the woods when he was taking the photos or videos.

The owners of the Quassy Amusement Park, which has been family-owned for 105 years, released a statement Friday.

"We certainly take seriously these types of unusual occurrences," the statement read.

The owners of the park said their staff "quickly addressed the situation" and called police.

"This was a highly rare occurrence and properly handled on our part," the statement said.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement were contacted after Calle's arrest.

Police said they are still investigating the videos and the investigation could take several weeks. They will determine if any more charges will be filed.

Calle has been charged with interfering with a police officer, second-degree forgery, criminal impersonation, breach of peace and voyeurism. 

Police have been unable to identify the girls in the video because they could not see the girls' faces.   

Calle was arraigned in Waterbury Superior Court Friday afternoon. He mostly kept his head down while in court, except to confer with his Spanish language interpreter.

After his court appearance, Calle was being held on $251,000 bond.

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