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November 16, 2016: Man Charged with Secretly Recording Women at Lancaster Restaurant Bathroom

Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

A 21-year-old man is facing more than two dozen criminal charges for secretly recording women with his phone at a Lancaster restaurant, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today.

Jesus Calvario (dob 12/15/94) faces 21 misdemeanor counts of unauthorized invasion of privacy, three misdemeanor counts of unauthorized invasion of privacy of an identifiable person and one misdemeanor count of possession of methamphetamine.

Calvario pleaded not guilty yesterday in case 6AN06393 and is scheduled to return on Nov. 29 in Dept. A05 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Antelope Valley Branch.

Between Nov. 5 and Nov. 13, the defendant allegedly went into a restaurant in the 1000 block of West Avenue I in Lancaster, entered the women’s restroom and hid in a stall, prosecutors said. From the stall, Calvario is charged with secretly recording the women who entered the bathroom, prosecutors added.

Calvario also is accused of secretly recording a female relative on Nov. 9, prosecutors said.

Bail is set at $100,000. If convicted as charged, Calvario faces a possible maximum sentence of more than 12 years in jail.

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