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Pocatello man arrested for taking photos of women in dressing room

Michael Pilgrim
Michael Pilgrim

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - A Pocatello man is in jail for taking photos of women while in the dressing room.

Around 5:20 p.m. on Dec. 12, two women reported a man taking photos underneath the door to their dressing room at Fred Meyer.

When they tried to confront the man, he fled the building. Security footage caught the man on camera and the women were able to identify him.

Police arrested Michael Pilgrim, 45, on Tuesday at the Golden Corral on Yellowstone Avenue.

He is being held in the Bannock County jail for video voyeurism.

In March 2019, Pilgrim was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for failing to register as a sex offender, according to the Department of Justice.

Pilgrim was convicted of sexual abuse of a child in Utah in October 1999.  He is required to register and update his registration under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). 

When he moved from Utah to Preston, Idaho in March 2018, he did not register with the Idaho Sex Offender Registry.

Pilgrim was on supervised release when he was arrested on Tuesday, according to the federal probation office.

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Emma Iannacone

Emma is a reporter for Local News 8 and KIDK Eyewitness News 3.



  1. Lawyer says….he’s a blossoming transgender looking for some pointers.

    Gotta admit, as with most rather non-descriptive/certainly non-handsome guys, probably, I used to be slightly jealous of beautiful/cute women. One of those “They get ALL the breaks!” attitudes. Anymore? Not so much. There seems to be an over-abundance of sick-****’s anymore. Frankly, being a beautiful/cute (PLAIN?) woman anymore would be a tad….scary(?). Lots of pervs out there. 🙁

    1. First line is a winner, even if I did almost splash coffee on my computer. Needed a good laugh. On a serious note, maybe it is time to actually make him a non gender with a surgical operation. The guy is not going to change.

      1. I don’t know, J. Here in Bonneville County I’ll bet he’d be looking at some ‘hard-probation’.*

        * Like hard-TIME, except where the lawyers-his AND ‘ours’-barter it down to whatever is necessary to not have to actually have a REAL trial. 😉

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