A 17-year-old restaurant worker in Long Island was held on Saturday after allegedly hiding a camera in the ladies’ bathroom.
The employee, who was not known by Nassau County Police, had reportedly tried to hide a cell phone that was “pointing at a toilet” inside the El Coyote Loco restaurant in Seaford, N.Y., according to a news announcement.
“An 8-year-old female victim went into the bathroom and saw the phone pointing at her while using the restroom,” the police said in the statement, adding that the girl told the restaurant staff, who in turn contacted officials.
“Seventh Precinct police responded and after an investigation, the defendant was placed into police custody with the incident,” Nassau County Police approved.
“Upon further investigation, multiple other female victims were also found to have been recorded by the cell phone.”
The 17-year-old, of the town of Bayshore, was charged with three counts of illegal surveillance, per the Nassau County Police Department. He was scheduled for arraignment on Sunday.
Police are now looking to identify the other victims seen on the suspect’s phone. Anyone who thinks they may have been recorded is urged to contact detectives with the department’s Seventh Squad.