ESCONDIDO, Calif. — The woman who caught a San Diego man accused of taking up-skirt photos of women and possessing child pornography spoke exclusively with FOX 5.
In just a few alert seconds, pregnant mother of two, Rachel Corras, stopped a man police called a dangerous child predator. Abdullah Sediqi, 64, now faces 31 counts of child pornography.
“He was brazingly prowling the aisles. He didn’t once notice we were watching him or following him,” said Corras.
On June 13, among the discounted clothes at Valley Thrift Store in Escondido, Corras noticed something odd.
“I looked down and I see this man crouched behind me with a cell phone pointed straight up right up at my face. The camera app was open and that’s when I knew he was recording or taking pictures,” she recalled.
Corras walked down another aisle and said she saw him do it agin to a young girl. She immediately called police. After Escondido officers arrested him, they discovered Sediqi had used his phone to snap several photos underneath the clothing of unsuspecting women in the store, two of whom were minors. They also uncovered the up-skirt images were taken from at least two separate locations.
“It’s really serious because someone who has no problem violating a young woman or a woman pregnant with her kids out in public -- what could they do behind closed doors?” she asked.
That’s exactly what police found when they searched the very phone used to violate Corras -- “graphic and disturbing” child pornography pictures. Further investigation revealed that many of the children in those inappropriate photographs were three and five-year-olds that attend Kid’s Castle Day Care, a business in Rancho Bernardo, where Sediqi lives.