Brandon Hansen is one of our more sought-after Schmucks of the Week. He's been charged in two different jurisdictions, Denver and Jefferson County, for particularly perverse behavior. Among the allegations: He took videos up the skirts of women on the escalators of Denver Pavilions and images of unsuspecting women laying naked on tanning beds.
According to a Denver Police Department probable cause statement on view below, Hansen first got into trouble in late June. The report says a security guard at Denver Pavilions watched him capture images under the skirts of women riding the escalators.
Hansen managed to rabbit before the guard could grab him. But the next day, there he was again, on view in surveillance footage that showed his modus operandi. He'd allegedly wait at the bottom of the escalator for a woman wearing a skirt to board, then step behind her and place his cell phone under her nether regions. After that, he'd hoof it down the stairs and hurry to the bottom of the escalator again in wait for his next victim.
Hansen was subsequently taken into custody, after which he was charged with 24 invasion-of-privacy counts and 35 more for attempted invasion of privacy, adding up to 59 allegations for his activities on that day alone, 7News reports. Bet he was exhausted.
That wasn't the end of Hansen's legal troubles, though, because over the next few weeks, the investigation revealed plenty of additional perviness. As noted by the station, Hansen allegedly had 125 problematic videos on his cell phone.
Given his relentless focus on you-know-what, investigators couldn't always tell precisely where the videos were taken. There's mention of a Walmart and a light-rail station, for instance. But DPD reps reached out to authorities in Jefferson County when they were able to zero in on an At the Beach tanning salon in Lakewood, where a slew of customers had apparently become unwitting stars in assorted Hansen opuses.
The First Judicial District DA's office notes that Hansen was busted by Lakewood police in August, after which he was charged with 26 counts -- among them invasion of privacy for sexual gratification and second-degree burglary, for the way he got access to private booths at the salon. (He was also cited for violating a preexisting protection order that forbade him frin having a gun after one was found during a search of his house.) Number of victims: ten.
But that's not all. This week, the First Judicial District DA's office filed eighteen additional counts against Hansen, citing another nine victims -- nineteen all together.
As for the charges, the Jeffco total currently stands at 44. Add that to the 59 in Denver and Hansen tops the century mark with 103 -- a number that probably makes less motivated creepazoids feel like slackers.
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Hansen's due for arraignment in Jefferson County court in December -- the same month he's got a hearing scheduled in Denver. Given these commitments, he probably won't have time to do any holiday shopping at the Denver Pavilions.
Just as well. Here's the aforementioned 7News report, followed by Hansen's booking photos in Jefferson County and Denver and the summons featuring the probable cause statement.