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July 20, 2015: Child Porn Charges Filed Against Man Arrested for Secretly Recording in Lancaster Coffee Shop Bathroom

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A 38-year-old transient was charged today with 19 counts including child pornography for alleged secret video recordings made at a coffee shop in Lancaster, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Deputy District Attorney Jon Hatami said Antonio Serrano aka Juan Antonio Lizardi (dob 12/17/76) faces seven felony charges: three counts of possession of child or youth pornography; two counts of second-degree commercial burglary; one count each of counterfeit seal and identity theft.

Case MA066529 also includes 12 misdemeanor charges: two counts each of trespass by entering and occupying and loiter about toilet to solicit lewd acts; six counts of unauthorized invasion of privacy and two counts of attempted unauthorized invasion of privacy.

Serrano entered a not guilty plea today and is due back on July 30 in Department A2 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Antelope Valley Branch.

According to the criminal complaint, the surreptitious video recording were made between May 1 and July 16. Serrano is charged with allegedly recording four adults and four minors at restrooms in a Lancaster Starbucks, Chuck E. Cheese, Olvera Street and a mall in the Antelope Valley, the prosecutor said.

If convicted as charged, the defendant faces a possible maximum sentence of 17 years and four months in state prison.

Bail was set at $175,000.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Lancaster Station.