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INDIANAPOLIS -

A man arrested for voyeurism says if he gets out of jail, no woman is safe.

The man making the threat is Adam Mittler. Police caught him taking cell phone pictures of women inside a downtown bathroom. A judge convicted him of doing the same thing in 2010 inside dressing rooms at Castleton Square Mall.

Mittler tells police he can't help himself, but Eyewitness News has learned Indiana's voyeurism laws aren't much help in keeping him locked up.

Police say Mittler has admitted to hanging out downtown and in Castleton and the south side, seeking the right opportunity. They believe he uses skywalks to go from building to building and, in some cases, when women stop in places like the Hyatt hotel restroom, he follows them with his cell phone.

"I don't want to use that bathroom ever again," said downtown worker Stefani Gough.

She says she uses the same restroom involved in an extreme case of voyeurism. Gough doesn't think Mittler ever caught her on camera, but police want to hear from anyone who thinks they might have been a victim.

"If he is saying he is going to do it again, I would hope that someone is going to listen to him," Gough said.

There is reason to believe Mittler isn't bluffing.

Two years ago, victim Kelly Stone chased him down after catching him snapping cell phone pictures of her in a Castleton Square Mall changing room. After serving his sentence for that crime, police say Mittler was on their radar.

A female undercover police officer followed Mittler after his release. Prosecutors say two hours later, to the minute, he was at it again at the downtown Hyatt.

The undercover officer spotted Mittler's cell phone underneath the bathroom stall.

Police say even scarier, Mittler admitted he touched two girls at Castleton Square and peeped at women in the same downtown restroom.

Former prosecutor Carl Brizzi has seen cases like this before and says Mittler should be taken seriously.

"He was working his way up to sexually assaulting her, so it is much more than just a peeping tom," Brizzi said.

Mittler faces a maximum of 3 years if convicted on new charges, but prosecutors say, to strengthen their case, they desperately need other victims to come forward.

Mittler goes to court on Thursday. The prosecutor's office says their first goal is to keep him locked up, but if he does get out, to put him on GPS to monitor his whereabouts.

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