Hundreds of Uni. of Delaware students filmed in bathroom

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NEWARK, Delaware (AP) – State officials say hundreds of women may have been secretly videotaped from cameras found hidden in bathrooms at the University of Delaware.

On Friday, authorities announced the July 1 arrest of a University of Delaware graduate student after cameras were found in women’s restrooms on campus.

They said 38-year-old Javier Mendiola-Soto, a doctoral student from Mexico, has been charged with 21 counts of felony violation of privacy was being held in Wilmington. A lawyer for the suspect could not immediately be located.

Police told The News Journal there may have been hundreds of victims.

Skip Homiak, the University’s Director of Campus and Public Safety, says anyone who thinks they may have been a victim may contact investigators.

Homiak said Mendiola-Soto used just two cameras and moved them over a period stretching from May 2012 through June 2014 among restrooms in different five locations.

 

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