Clerk at religious bookstore arrested on peeping charge
A clerk at a Christian bookstore in Simi Valley was arrested on suspicion of peeping after Simi Valley police found a video camera hidden in a bathroom at the store, authorities said today.
Officers were called to the Family Christian Book Store in the 2900 block of Cochran Street on Sunday afternoon after a 40-year-old woman and her husband reported finding the video camera, said Simi Valley Police Sgt. Dwight Thompson.
After examining the video, investigators determined that 28-year-old Joseph Moreaux had gone to the restroom just before the victim to hide the camera and record her while she was inside.
"It was not a sophisticated device," Thompson said of the camera.
Thompson said anyone with concerns or information should call Simi Valley police detectives at (805) 583-6906.
-- Andrew Blankstein
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