A former police clerk is now heading to jail after he filmed dozens of coworkers in a Police Department’s bathroom.
According to the Long Beach Post, 29-year-old Sergio Nieto allegedly used his phone to film three months’ worth of footage. The videos showed cops and other department employees using the Long Beach Police Department bathroom to change or relieve themselves. This culminated in at least 115 secretly recorded videos of 69 coworkers.
After two years of this act, Nieto was eventually caught. A detective noticed a cell phone pointed at him under the partition of a bathroom stall. The detective later identified Nieto by his shoes, according to the New York Post.
Nieto not only pleaded no contest to the 69 counts of misdemeanor invasion of privacy, but he also confessed to filming people in the bathroom of a 24 Hour Fitness as well.
This Friday, Nieto was sentenced to six years in prison. After he’s released, he’ll have another five years in probation. He’s also been told to stay away from Long Beach police stations and to take a sex compulsion course.
That said, Nieto is not required to register as a sex offender unless he violates probation. On top of that, Nieto could face more than 28 years behind bars if he breaks his probation.
“Any slip-up and that’s probably what you’re going to get, and it won’t bother me in the least to give it to you,” Judge Christopher Frisco told Nieto during sentencing, according to the Long Beach Post.
“This case was disturbing on many levels, but it is the complete betrayal of trust that many people cannot fathom,” Long Beach City Prosecutor Doug Haubert said in a statement. “This is the most serious case of invasion of privacy I have seen in my 20 years as a prosecutor.”