A man charged with invasion of privacy for putting a camera in a bathroom at work has been sentenced to three years in the Los Angeles County Jail.
City Prosecutor Doug Haubert's office announced the sentence Thursday, June 13. Roberto Rojas, 29, of Bell Gardens, was arrested and charged for putting a video camera in a cardboard box in the bathroom of the Long Beach warehouse where he worked. He secretly recorded co-workers while they used the toilet and in various states of undress.
“What Rojas did was unconscionable,” Haubert said in a release. “This created trauma for all 17 victims, each of whom felt personally violated by his actions.”
In addition to the jail time, Rojas was placed on five years probation, ordered to attend a year of sexual counseling, community service and ordered to stay at least 100 yards away from the victims and the workplace. He also had to forfeit his video camera.
The Long Beach Police Department conducted the investigation, and deputy city prosecutor Pooja Kumar handled the court case.