PD: Worker faces voyeurism charge after hiding cell phone in restroom
Oscar Valles (Source: Cottonwood Police Department)
COTTONWOOD, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -
A worker at a Cottonwood business was arrested on suspicion of voyeurism after police said he hid a cellphone in a women’s restroom.
Oscar Valles, 22, of Rimrock, admitted during police questioning that he placed the cellphone behind a plant in the bathroom to record one of his coworkers, officers said.
Valles said he knew the coworker changed clothes there each at the end of her shift each day. He said he did not mean to record any other person but was not able to retrieve his phone before others used the restroom, according to police.
Police were alerted to the incident after a 39-year-old woman and her two children, ages 11 and 4, had gone into the restroom and saw the cellphone pointed toward the toilet.
The woman said Valles approached her, said the cellphone was his and asked that she not call police.
The owner of the business alerted officers.
Valles was taken into custody and charged with four counts of voyeurism and four counts of surreptitious recording. An investigation is ongoing at this time to ensure there are no other victims.
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