PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Prosecutors say a Paterson man used cameras in the bathrooms of a book store and a home to surreptitiously take pictures of women and children.
According to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, Juan Mejia, 46, faces charges of invasion of privacy and endangering the welfare of a child.READ MORE: Federal Arrest Warrant Issued For Gabby Petito's Missing Fiancé Brian Laundrie
Authorities say Mejia hid in the women’s bathroom stall at book store in Clifton and secretly recorded two women who were using neighboring stalls.READ MORE: 'I Can't Take This Anymore': Heavy Rain In Tri-State Area Renews Flooding Concerns For Many Still Dealing With Damage From Ida
Further investigation revealed that Mejia had previously hidden a camera in the bathroom of a home in Paterson in 2019 and recorded images of children, prosecutors said.
Mejia faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted on the most serious charge.MORE NEWS: 1 Killed, 13 Injured In Shooting At Kroger In Collierville, Tennessee
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