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Babies ‘R’ Us employee arrested for taking ‘upskirt’ photo

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An employee at a Babies 'R' Us in Milford has been arrested for taking an "upskirt" photo of a customer.

**Embargo: Hartford-New Haven, CT** An employee at a Babies 'R' Us in Milford has been arrested for taking an "upskirt" photo of a customer.

MILFORD, Conn. – An employee at a Babies ‘R’ Us in Milford has been arrested for taking an “upskirt” photo of a customer, WFSB reported.

Joseph Matthews, 32, of Stratford, was charged with voyeurism on Sunday.

Police said Matthews was accused of taking a picture up a woman’s dress without her knowledge at the store in August. Matthews used his cell phone to do it, according to police.

“She observed this employee pass by her and then crouch down as if he was adjusting something on a lower shelf,” Milford Police PFC Mike DeVito said. “She observed him with a cell phone in her hand take a picture, a photo of a female victim, she was wearing a skirt.”

Police said Matthews, who had been working at the store at the time, got up and quickly made his way to the employees only section of the store. Police said they believe he erased the photo at that time because when officers searched it later and nothing was located on the device.

Babies ‘R’ Us said the company has “moved to terminate this employee.”

“We have a zero tolerance policy for any alleged behavior of this nature,” Babies ‘R’ Us said in a statement on Tuesday.

Police said they do not believe there are other victims. Police are continuing the investigation into the arrest.

Matthews was out on a promise to appear at court. He is due in court on Nov. 22.

Parents reacted to the arrest.

“I would never even think about that, especially stores like that, you would think people would be checked, their backgrounds,” mother Sandra Ozere said.

Ozere said the news was “shocking.”

“That’s Babies ‘R’ Us where a lot of moms shop. There are kids. It’s disturbing,” Ozere said. “I would never even think about that, especially stores like that.”