August 1, 2014
An Ex-University of Delaware doctorate student from Mexico was arrested after being accused of hiding cameras in women’s restrooms on campus.
The suspect, identified as Javier Mendiola-Soto, 38, was charged with 21 counts of criminal violation.
Mendiola-Soto’s alleged lechery came to light after a woman found a tiny camera hidden inside a tampon dispenser in early July, reported FOX.
Police say they confiscated 1,500 video files of women using the restroom from Mendiola-Soto.
Authorities found recordings from bathrooms in five different buildings, including the Delaware Biotechnology Institute where he was a former employee.
Students at the University of Delaware learned about the suspect’s X-rated peeping and about the arrest on Friday.
‘It’s pretty disturbing knowing that he did it in more than one bathroom and you have to take the time to actually plan all that stuff out is just really scary,’ UD Senior Joe Borowski said.
‘That’s gross. Why would you even want to see someone using the bathroom? That’s weird,’ said senior Phoebe Connell.
Mendiola-Soto has had his visa revoked and is being held at Howard Young Correctional facility in Wilmington, Delaware without bail.
‘It is extremely disturbing that this crime was perpetrated against our community invading the privacy of so many women on and around this campus,’ said University of Delaware President Patrick Harker.