ROCK HILL, SC (FOX 46) - UPDATE: Charges dropped against man accused taking photos of women at Rock Hill pool
A Rock Hill man is facing charges after police say he used his cell phone and a GoPro camera to spy on a woman at an apartment complex pool.
The incident happened at the Lexington Commons Pool, located at 1418 Walnut Hill Drive about 2:45 p.m. on June 2, according to Rock Hill Police.
Several women informed police that they had become "extremely uncomfortable" over a man taking pictures around the pool. An off-duty officer reportedly saw a man taking pictures with his cell phone around the pool where various women were around in their bikini bathing suits. The man was also observed using a GoPro video camera while under the water.
When police arrived, the suspect, 47-year-old Sean Patrick Kilkenny, stated he was taking pictures of scenery around the pool and allowed an officer to examine photos on his cell phone and the GoPro. What the officer found was various pictures of a woman at the pool, which were zoomed in and focused on her and her breasts, according to a police report. There were also pictures of the same woman sitting on a beach chair next to a woman who was laying on her stomach.
The pictures are considered evidence in this investigation and the woman who was photographed has been notified.
Kilkenny was taken into custody on a misdemeanor charge of Peeping Tom/Eavesdropping.
"This is very unnerving, creepy, strange," said a resident. "It makes me worry for the kids that go to the pool. It’s full of kids all the time."