ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – A Ruskin man has been arrested for using his cell phone to record his co-workers as they used the staff bathroom at a Pinellas County preschool, St. Petersburg police say.
According to police, a worker was using the employee bathroom and noticed a phone was taped under the sink with the camera facing toward the toilets.
Investigators were able to determine the phone belonged to 30-year-old Julin Nichols, who had been employed at the Lew Williams Center for Early Learning run by R’Club for one month.
A man who identified himself as the center director told 8 On Your Side, Nichols is no longer an employee of the center. He also said they held a team meeting on Monday night to inform employees about the investigation and they are cooperating with police.
Police are unsure how many victims Nichols recorded.
A woman who worked with Nichols, who didn’t want to be identified, told News Channel 8’s Chip Osowski she is certain she is a victim.
“I use that bathroom every day,” said the woman. “So I’m sure he recorded me.”
Nichols was charged with one count of video voyeurism. His bond was set at $5,000.
An investigation is ongoing.
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