POLICE: Man arrested in “upskirting” incident

A 56-year-old Wausau man is facing criminal charges after he was caught allegedly snapping pictures up a woman’s skirt at a Rib Mountain store. Clayton Slominski faces felony charges of invasion of privacy, a crime punishable by up to 3 ½ years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Police say the so-called “upskirting” incident happened in June at Walmart when a woman bent over to look at merchandise. A relative of the victim reported the alleged incident, and Slominski was identified using surveillance video from the store. He was arrested Aug. 26.

When questioned by police, Slominski admitted he took the photos and said he had taken “upskirting” photos on three or four separate occasions, according to court records. Investigators do not suspect Slominski of taking photos of anyone who is underage.

Slominski, who has no prior criminal history, appeared in court on Monday, Aug. 29 and was released from jail after posting a $1,000 cash bond. A preliminary hearing is set for Oct. 6.