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Hidden camera found in Glendora coffee shop bathroom

May 18, 2011 |  9:25 am

Police arrested a man accused of secretly videotaping more than 40 women using the restroom at a Glendora coffee shop, officials said Wednesday.

William Zafra Velasco, 25, an unemployed student and resident of San Dimas, was arrested May 4 for allegedly hiding a camera inside the women's restroom for two days in April at the Starbucks in the 1800 block of East Route 66.

The camera was disguised as a plastic coat hook and was affixed to a wall directly across from a toilet, officials said. A Starbucks employee discovered the device and called police, they said.

Shortly after, authorities arrested Velasco, who downloaded the device about every hour to his laptop computer while sitting in his car, police said.

Detectives confiscated his laptop and say they found video of at least 45 female victims, including children, using the restroom. It did not appear that any of the videos were uploaded to the Internet or distributed, they said.

Velasco faces felony charges in connection with the case. He has posted $50,000 bail and is set to appear in court June 21.

So far, police have identified 11 victims, but Glendora police are asking for the public's help in identifying the other 34 victims. Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (626) 914-8250.


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