A man listed as a cafe owner in Gainesville was arrested Friday night after he allegedly tried to film a girl taking a shower, according to Gainesville police.
The 52-year-old man was charged with attempted voyeurism of a child younger than 16.
The incident allegedly happened about 10 p.m.
The girl told police she saw a hand holding a camera outside the bathroom window. She ran out of the bathroom and told a person in the house, police said.
As that was happening, the man apparently came into the house, police said. The man allegedly told police he was sorry and that he has a problem, according to the police report.
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