Police release photo in investigation into suspicious circumstance
Winnipeg police have released a photo of the inside of a room as part of an investigation into a suspicious circumstance. CTV News has learned the photo may be connected to a suspected peeping tom.
Police hope someone will recognize the inside of the room shown in the photo and will contact investigators.
"With the fact that we do have an image of the interior of someone's residence you could see that there's some concerns there," said Const. Jason Michalyshen, spokesperson for Winnipeg police.
CTV News has learned the photo was taken off the computer of a suspected peeping tom. Sources said other photographs and video were also found in the man's possession.
Police have been going through the images and contacting women who may have been spied on, CTV has also learned.
Sources said the computer belongs to 29-year-old Russell Cassels.
He was arrested in December and charged with voyeurism for allegations he scaled a wall in a downtown tanning salon. A woman was lying in a tanning bed at the time but she was not physically hurt in the incident. Cassels has also been charged with spying on and sexually assaulting two other women.
Police won't confirm what the nature of their investigation into the photo relates to, but said they believe the picture was taken within the last few months.
Anyone who recognizes details from the photo is asked to contact police at 986-6668, or Crime Stoppers at 786-8477.
- with a report from CTV's Caroline Barghout