Border Patrol supervisor records women using bathroom by places hidden camera in station bathroomBy Mason White 3:42 PM March 8, 2015
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By: Mahesh Sarin
A Border Patrol supervisor was arrested on charges of voyeurism after placing a hidden camera in the women’s bathroom of the station, police in California said.
46-year-old Armando Gonzalez was arrested after the hidden camera was found inside the Border Patrol station in San Diego.
Gonzalez is being held in federal prison, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) said. He was arrested at his home on Friday, without incident.
Gonzalez had been under investigation by federal and local police, following his arrest by the San Diego Police Department on a misdemeanor charge of peeping with a recording device.
San Diego Police had responded to the border station after receiving a report that a camera had been discovered in the women’s bathroom.
A week later, two female employees of the Border Patrol sought restraining orders against Gonzalez.
There were at least eight women recorded by the camera, including Border Patrol agents and employees of other federal agencies.
San Diego Police and federal police executed a search warrant at the home of Gonzalez in search of things related to recording devices, computers and images.
Gonzalez is on administrative leave pending the outcome of the criminal investigation. Gonzalez has over 20 years of experience with the U.S. Border Patrol.