Man accused of spying on 25 women at salons

Man accused of spying on 25 women at salons

A three-time convicted felon and registered sex offender is now accused of recording women at two salons.

A Cobb County grand jury has indicted Mark Allen Storch, 55, of Marietta, on 25 counts of invasion of privacy, according to the indictment obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“(Stork) did unlawfully observe and record the activities of another occurring in a private place and out of public view, without the consent of the person observed,” the 14-page indictment states.

Storch was arrested in August after a hidden camera was found in a waxing room at Salon Avenue Suites on Sandy Plains Road in Marietta, according to police. Storch was the landlord for the east Cobb salon, as well as a salon on Loring Road in the Kennesaw area. Last July, a salon employee and a customer noticed a camera on the ceiling, according to Storch’s arrest warrants.

During a search of the businesses, investigators located photographs of women and asked for the public’s help in identifying possible victims, the AJC previously reported. Storch was later released from the Cobb County jail after posting bond.

In addition to using hidden cameras to record customers getting wax treatments, Storch also is accused of using cameras to record women in the salon restrooms, the indictment states.

Storch has been in state prisons three times since 1991, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections. Most recently, he was released in December 2008 after serving more than four years following a conviction on drug and aggravated assault charges, records show.

Ten days after his most recent release from prison, Storch was added to the Georgia Sex Offender Registry.

A trial date has not been set for Storch on his latest charges.

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