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Student busted after hiding many cameras in university bathroom to record women

By Mason White 1:29 PM July 30, 2014
Javier Mendiola-Soto 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) Students are freaked out after spy cameras were found in their university bathrooms.

Police found that there were at least 40 women on the recordings, which were uploaded to the suspect’s computer over a two year period.

Javier Mendiola-Soto was in the United States on a student visa and attended the University of Delaware, when he installed the spy cameras.

Mendiola-Soto, who is originally from Mexico, was arrested after a woman found the hidden camera which was linked to him.

The 38-year-old former doctoral student’s visa was revoked, and he was charged with 21 counts of felony violation of privacy. He is being held in Wilmington, on a $42,000 secured bond.

Officers have contacted the victims who were seen in the videos, some of whom were seen using the bathroom in several different videos.

The university offered counseling to these women.