A second potential victim has been identified in the case of a Redmond man accused of taking videos up a woman’s skirt at a Bend car wash.
Jesse James Calkins, 35, appeared Thursday in Deschutes County Circuit Court by video from the Deschutes County jail. He stands accused of two counts of invasion of privacy for the alleged car wash incident in July.
He was arraigned Thursday on a second indictment alleging that on June 15, he recorded a different woman’s “intimate area” without her knowledge or consent.
A court document filed by police gives details about the July 17 car wash incident. It includes a written statement from the woman Calkins allegedly recorded. The statement makes clear that arrest was not the worst possible outcome for Calkins that day.
“During the entire situation I was open carrying a Ruger 380 handgun on the waistline of my skirt,” the woman wrote.
The woman stated she was at the car wash’s vacuum station, cleaning the floor board on the front passenger seat when she noticed someone walk behind her.
“Shortly after, the person walked back by the way they came, but this time uncomfortably close behind me,” she wrote in the court document.
Because of how close he was, she turned around and saw a man with a selfie stick and phone attached that was positioned low enough to look up her skirt. She asked him, “What the hell are you doing?” and told him to delete any images on the phone.
He tried apologizing, she wrote. She told him that wasn’t good enough and “yelled a lot of things” about his unacceptable behavior.
“He looked embarrassed, and I told him he should be embarrassed,” she told police.
She asked his name, and he told her it was “Jason Smith.”
She noticed his wedding ring and suggested they call his wife.
The woman wanted to press charges but was not able to remain at the scene because of an appointment. Calkins allegedly drove off in a Ford Escape.
Calkins was identified and located with the help of security footage from a nearby business.
The Deschutes County charges represent a violation of Calkins’ probation from a 2015 Marion County conviction for second-degree invasion of privacy.
He was arrested in Idaho in 2008 for video voyeurism.
Given his history, police sought other possible victims.
On Thursday, Judge Beth Bagley set Calkins bail at $10,000. He’ll wait to argue for release after he settles the probation violation charge in Marion County.
“Thank you, your honor,” he told the judge.
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