Full Sail teacher charged with video voyeurism

Suspect caught on Target security cameras

For 14 years Aaron Stahl worked at Full Sail University, currently as a video games arts instructor. But Stahl recently became part of another kind of video, and Sarasota County deputies say his role was far from a game.

The 35-year old from Venice is accused of taking pictures up a mother's skirt while she shopped at Target on Fruitville Road. The incident was captured on the store's security cameras.

"It takes a bent individual to not only think about this type of thing, but to be bold enough to do it especially with a woman right there in the store," said sheriff's spokeswoman Wendy Rose. "Kids are around. Other shoppers are around."

Stahl was arrested at his home and charged with video voyeurism.

ABC Action News spoke with Stahl's fiance who said she was devastated by Stahl's arrest and believed he never committed any crimes before.

"I was a single mom for a long time," she said. "I finally got the picket fence, until this." The couple takes care of four children at their Venice home.

On the security video, a figure can be seen trying to use a flash on his phone while taking pictures below a 41-year old mother's skirt. The two get into an argument, and a figure deputies said was Stahl takes off. Another camera showed Stahl running out of the store.

A good Samaritan chased Stahl into the parking lot where he got a tag number, which deputies later used to find the suspect's address.

Stahl's neighbor down the street said she was surprised by his arrest. Terri Matonti said it reaffirmed her rules forbidding her two daughters from leaving the house alone.

"I just told my daughter that's why I don't let you go walking around the neighborhood like I did when I was young," Matonti said. 

At his first court appearance in Sarasota, a judge ordered Stahl held on $30,000 bond with no contact with the victim or the Target store.

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