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Clerk at religious bookstore arrested on peeping charge

November 2, 2009 |  3:04 pm

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.

Moreaux was cited and released on suspicion of peeping by means of an electronic device. Thompson said investigators believe the incident was isolated because the victim was the only person, besides Moreaux, seen on the video.

Thompson said anyone with concerns or information should call Simi Valley police detectives at (805) 583-6906.

-- Andrew Blankstein

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