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Anaheim Custodian Arrested for Secret Bathroom Recordings

by Salvatore P. Ciulla on June 7, 2014 · 0 comments

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An Anaheim janitor has been arrested for placing a hidden camera in women’s bathrooms in order to make lewd recordings.

 

In late May, officers were called to Anaheim City Hall after a woman found a digital camera in the ladies’ restroom there. After an investigation, officers arrested Simon Rosales, an employee of an outside custodial services vendor. He had been a custodian there for two years, and had access to numerous other city buildings.

 

Rosales has been charged with disorderly conduct related to the secret recording of women utilizing the restroom facilities.

 

California law on recording other people is a two-party consent law, meaning that both parties must be aware they are being taped and must consent to it. In a public place, privacy is protected as long as the person has a reasonable expectation that no one is listening or overhearing them, which could apply to a restroom. The reasonableness of this expectation depends on the location and circumstances. Violating California wiretapping laws can expose you to both criminal prosecution by the state and a civil lawsuit for damages.

 

Although the California wiretapping laws were originally written for oral communications and recordings, a California appellate court ruled that these guidelines apply to hidden video cameras as well.

 

The Law Office of Salvatore Ciulla located in Orange County, California, represents individuals accused of murder and manslaughter, aggravated assault, burglary, theft and embezzlement, child abuse and domestic violence, narcotics possession and sales, drunk driving (DUI) and vehicular homicide, sexual assault and three strikes cases. We also take Juvenile Court cases and all misdemeanor offenses.

 

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