SANTA ANA, Calif. (KTLA) -- A paid intern with the Santa Ana Public Works Department has been sentenced to jail time for secretly videotaping men in the bathrooms at City Hall.
Miguel Ruiz Fabian, 24, pleaded guilty to eight misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct by unlawful viewing and was sentenced to six months in jail and three years of formal probation.
According to prosecutors, on 64 occasions over 23 separate days between Dec. 28, 2010, and May 31, 2011, Fabian used his cell phone video camera to surreptitiously record men using the restroom at Santa Ana City Hall and the Santa Ana City Hall Annex.
He entered bathroom stalls and put his phone on the floor to record men in the adjacent stall.
On May 31, 2011, a victim looked down while using the restroom and observed a cell phone on the floor at the foot of his stall.
He grabbed the phone, identified Fabian as the owner, and called 911.
The victims were primarily employees of the City of Santa Ana and all of the victims who could be identified have been contacted by the Santa Ana Police Department, who investigated this case.
The identities of some of the victims are still unknown.