Charging documents state that the mom saw the man "leaning down with his cellphone under the door of her daughter's... changing room stall."
A video gaining traction on TikTok this week shows an enraged mom confronting a man she allegedly caught spying on her teen daughter in a changing room. The video, which is originally from 2018 and racked up over 14 million views on Facebook at the time, was captured by Salt Lake City mother Doris Stiles-Scrown who reportedly chased the man down into the parking lot. According to NBC-affiliate KSL-TV, the man—later identified as a 36-year-old named Jorge Luis Leon-Alfaro—was charged in August 2018 with two counts of voyeurism, one a third-degree felony, and the other a class A misdemeanor.
‘I’m going to make sure you go viral.’ Angry mom confronts accused voyeur on video https://t.co/UvuryMRiUE— Fresno Bee (@FresnoBee) August 20, 2018
Charging documents reveal that Stiles-Scrown spotted Leon-Alfaro at Rue 21, 1140 Brickyard Road, "leaning down with his cellphone under the door of her daughter's... changing room stall." An employee is also said to have seen the man "taking his phone away from under the changing room stall," the documents state, while the 12-year-old girl told in the changing room told officials that she "saw part of Leon-Alfaro's head under the door of her dressing room" when she looked down after hearing her mother yelling at someone. According to the New York Post, Stiles-Scrown succeeded in apprehending the man with the help of other shoppers and mall security.
The mother chased the man out of the store and caught him before he got away https://t.co/RhPEtFetlB— KFI AM 640 (@KFIAM640) August 21, 2018
The viral video of the confrontation shows the group crowded around the suspect, making sure he stayed put while they waited for police to arrive. Stiles-Scown whipped out her phone while waiting and began recording the man who sat silently on the ground outside the clothing store. "This right here is what a predator looks like," the angry mom is heard saying as she focused the camera on his face. "Thankfully, I got him. Not today, buddy. Not today. I'm going to make sure your face gets out so that you're not in any more stalls, looking under little girls' dressing [rooms]. I'm going to make sure you go viral. You're a sick pervert."
Coming up next on @abc4utah - A Utah mother’s video goes viral after she said she chased down the man caught in her daughter’s dressing room at a Rue 21 in Salt Lake City. I’ll have details at 5 p.m. pic.twitter.com/8LcyuU2MIA— Rosie Nguyen (@ABC4Rosie) August 19, 2018
"You're so lucky that I don't hurt you because that's what I want to do right now. Because, what you did to her... you're going to leave a scar on my daughter permanently. Are you happy with yourself?" Stiles-Scown asked Leon-Alfaro, promising to be present at "every single" court date. In the original Facebook video, which has since become unavailable, the infuriated mom reportedly turned the camera on herself at one point, claiming that she also saw the man attempt to grab her daughter's legs.
Utah State Senate: Make Jorge Leon Alfaro serve his time in the U.S. it sends a bad image to hook N release - Sign the Petition! https://t.co/8cCw2rCWLF via @Change— Kayla Michelle (@kaylachelle21) June 3, 2019
"Not today. He didn't get away from this mom!" she said. Speaking to KSTU, Detective Greg Wilking of the Salt Lake City Police Department revealed that the police received witness statements and enough evidence to make an arrest. "People are aware of what's going on and paying attention," said Detective Wilking. "Other people were paying attention, too, and saw similar things that concerned them and that led to his arrest." According to KTVX, Leon-Alfaro was later revealed to be an undocumented immigrant when he appeared in front of a judge in August 2018.
He was placed on an immigration hold and detained at a Salt Lake County jail. A year later, Stiles-Scrown started a Change.org petition calling for the government to sentence Leon-Alfaro to jail time in the U.S. instead of extraditing him to Mexico, where he is a citizen. "As you all remember last year I caught Jorge Leon Alfaro laying on the floor peeping under my daughter's dressing room stall trying to take photos and grab or feel up her leg," the petition states. "It was a good thing other victims [were] able to come forward and they recovered images of hundreds of other unknowing victims on his [phone] which he deleted during the chase... I am asking you to sign this in hopes that the judge will see that it is not right to just send him off to not be burdened with his crimes here it is not ok to free him to the innocent children of his country."