Alabama man, 27, accused of breaking into a home and attempting to rape a woman is found with 400 PAIRS of ladies underwear
- John Thomas Uda, 27, is charged with attempted rape, burglary, aggravated criminal surveillance and 50 counts of voyeurism
- Uda is being held on more than $1million bond after authorities say he attacked a woman inside her home
- He was later found in possession of more than 400 pairs of women’s panties
- Investigators believe some of the underwear may have been bought online
- Uda is also accused of taking pictures of coworkers from the neck down which he would use to pleasure himself
John Thomas Uda (pictured) was found to have 400 pairs of ladies underwear when police searched his home in Dothan, Alabama
Police searching the home of a man suspected of attacking an Alabama woman found more than 400 pairs of women’s panties, authorities said.
Investigators also found dozens of photos of John Thomas Uda’s co-workers taken without their permission from, the neck down, leading to 50 counts of voyeurism, Dothan police said.
Uda, 27, also is charged with attempted rape, three counts of burglary, aggravated criminal surveillance and two counts of illegal possession of a credit card.
Police are trying to figure out how many of those 400 pairs of women’s underwear, which had been worn, might have been stolen. Investigators said worn panties can also be bought on the internet.
‘We have a theory that some were bought online because there is a marketplace for that,’ Dothan Police Lt. Scott Owens told AL.com.
Uda was accused in 2019 of stealing women’s underwear from laundromats, authorities said.
He was arrested on July 10 after a woman called police about a man breaking into her apartment. The two fought and the woman was hospitalized with ‘minor injuries.’
Uda ran away before officers arrived, but they determined his identity from the bill of sale for the woman’s stolen gaming console, police said.
Further investigation determined that Uda had allegedly broken in to sexually assault her.
After he was arrested, Uda is said to have confessed to previously having broken into the same apartment to steal the woman’s game console.
Uda faces other charges stemming from a host of separate incidents in which Uda allegedly drove a woman home, watched her get undressed and then took photos of her debit card and her son’s Social Security card.
Uda was later found in possession of more than 400 pairs of women’s panties (file photo)
The state’s voyeurism law only took effect on September 1, 2019.
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed the anti-voyeurism bill that year which outlawed ‘upskirting’ – which is when a photo is taken up a women’s skirt or blouse without her consent.
The law makes it a misdemeanor to take an image without a person’s consent.
Jail records do not indicate if Uda had a lawyer. He is being held on a $1 million bond.
‘If we can keep him in jail, the public will definitely be better for it,’Dothan Police Lt. Scott Owens said.