A clerk at a Walmart optical store has been charged with texting pictures of his genitals to female customers.
Elver Sivac, 20, told police he used the store's records to learn the women's phone numbers, court records allege.
Five women in a 10-day span couldn't figure out who was sending the photos. But the sixth woman used a search function to figure out whose phone had sent the picture, authorities say.
St. Louis County prosecutors last Thursday charged Sivac with six counts of second-degree sexual misconduct, which are misdemeanors.
Sivac lives in the 1000 block of Druso Lane in unincorporated St. Louis County. His court date is set for April 14.
St. Louis County Police Officer Andria Van Mierlo said in court papers that Sivac worked as a clerk in the vision center inside the South County Walmart, at 3270 Telegraph Road.
On July 30, a woman went into the store to get her glasses repaired. Sivac took the glasses to the back of the store. Moments later, police say, the woman received a text from a number she didn't recognize. The text contained a picture of a man's genitals.
A second text arrived six minutes later, asking "Did you like that?" The woman then used a search function to figure out who the phone number belonged to, polices say.
The woman notified police, who talked with Sivac. He admitted sending the photo, police say. He also admitted doing the same thing to other female customers of the store. Police searched his phone and found nude photos sent to women on July 18, July 20, July 27 and twice on July 29.
Those women confirmed to police they got the photos but couldn't figure out who had sent them.
Under Missouri law, this charge of sexual misconduct is defined as soliciting someone to "engage in sexual conduct" and doing so in a way that is likely "to cause affront or alarm."
Each count is punishable by up to 15 days in jail and a $300 fine.
Court records identify him as Elvel Sivac, but St. Louis County Police spokesman Brian Schellman confirmed that the man's first name is actually Elver.