Man charged with ‘breach of privacy’ for pictures taken of teen girls at Roeland Park QuikTrip

The Roeland Park QuikTrip was the site of at least one of the incidents.
The Roeland Park QuikTrip was the site of at least one of the incidents.

A man has been charged with five counts of breach of privacy for taking pictures of young women “under or through the clothing” at multiple QuikTrip gas stations, including the Roeland Park store along Roe Boulevard.

John Thomas Britton Sr.
John Thomas Britton Sr.

Charged in the case is John Thomas Britton, Sr., 63, who is reported to be a Miami County resident. The complaint filed against Britton lists the victims by their initials and one as “Jane Doe” and includes birth dates that would make them teenagers, born between 1997 and 2000.

The charges involve incidents on three separate days in January. Each charge alleges Britton secretly videotaped or took pictures of the victim “who is nude or in a state of undress, for the purpose of viewing the body of, or the undergarments worn by that other person, without the consent or knowledge of that other person.” The charge would cover an attempt to take pictures under a skirt. A cell phone reportedly was used in the incidents in which Britton is implicated.

The witness list also names “QuikTrip personnel” and at least one Roeland Park police officer. The arrest was made by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department. Britton has made an initial court appearance and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing next week.

At least two different QuikTrips are involved in the incidents. The QuikTrip in Roeland Park backs up to city hall and the Roeland Park Police Department. QuikTrips are known for their high-level security and surveillance systems, authorities said.

Each of the charges is a severity level 8 person felony which could require offender registration if convicted. AS part of the bond conditions, Britton is not to “go on or around QuikTrip or schools” and not have contact with minor children who are not his.