I worked at a grocery store in Hadley, MA, several years ago, with R. J. Waskiewicz. He was a security guard, and I am ashamed to say I worked with him in that capacity and was once friends with him. The purpose of the security guards, obviously, was to watch customers and prevent shoplifting. But when I would work with him, R.J. and I would sit up in the little dark room, and he would watch the every move of employees in the front end, obsessively spying on them. It was creepy.
He was also always trying to get employees fired by telling on anyone he thought he saw breaking a rule. The problem is, he was almost always wrong, and the employees would end up being exonerated, but R.J. didn't care. He kept watching people and finding reasons to turn his co-workers in, trying to get them fired, always with a big smirk on his face, like he was proud of the whole thing. [continued below]....
Occasionally he would even download security footage of employees onto his cell phone and show it to other employees, either to embarrass them or "start" something or whatever twisted reason he came up with. Most employees in the front end considered him a nuisance and everyone hated him, feeling like we were being spied on, watched over our shoulders every second that we worked. He would also spread really awful, sexual rumors about co-workers he didn't like.
This went on for months, until one day, when I was working with R.J. in the security room and he took a bathroom break, I happened to notice that he had left his cell phone on his chair. I normally would never do anything like this, because I respect people's privacy, unlike R.J., but I decided to look at the pictures on his phone to see if he had any images of me or any of my friends from the front end on there that he had creepily downloaded from security footage.
Well, there were a couple of images of co-workers -- not of me or any of my friends, thankfully -- but that wasn't all that was on his phone, unfortunately. There were also dozens of images of little girls, some who looked as young as three or four!!!
R.J. had apparently not only been downloading images of co-workers from security footage onto his phone, he had also --obsessively, it seemed -- been collecting images of pre-pubescent children. I was horrified and disgusted, but I didn't know what to do. I turned the phone back off and put it back where I found it, on the chair, and went back to work. I later decided that I had to tell the store manager about what I had seen.
Unfortunately, the store manager was friends with R.J. and trusted him -- probably from all those times he would rat people out to him for sneezing -- and all he wanted to know was why I was in the security room and looking at R.J.'s phone. He didn't care that there was -- apparently -- a sexual predator working in his store, who got free ride to sit in a dark room all day, watching and recording little girls! Afterwards, R.J. would grin at me every time I walked by, knowing that I knew his sick secret and that there was nothing I could do about it. I thought of going to the police, but technically no crime had been committed: the little girls were all in public and fully-clothed.
I quit the store not long after and don't know if R.J. is still working there or not. This has greatly disturbed me ever since it happened, and I just thought members of the community -- especially parents with little girls -- should know about this obvious pedophile.
KEEP YOUR CHILDREN AWAY FROM R. J. WASKIEWICZ!!!!!