Shoe fetish suspect captured in Clackamas County

Clackamas County authorities have arrested a 46-year-old man accused of fondling the legs and feet of female shoe shoppers, including at least one in Medford

Detective Jim Strovink says Steven George Bronson was captured Wednesday after an alert woman spotted him in Happy Valley. Surveillance video of a suspect had been broadcast on television.

Strovink says the incidents occurred during the past three weeks in Clackamas County and in Medford. A Medford teen reported on July 28 that the man approached her at T.J. Maxx and asked her to try on shoes; when she did, she said, he attacked her feet.

Other women said the man would concoct a reason for women to try on shoes. He would then assist them before rubbing their feet and legs.

Bronson has been charged with sex abuse and lodged at the county jail.

— Wire and staff reports

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