Intern Sentenced For Videotaping Men in City Hall Bathroom
The suspect has been a paid intern with the Santa Ana Public Works Dept. for 3 years.
Miguel Ruiz Fabian (Santa Ana Police Department)
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.
At the time of the crime, Fabian was an engineering student at Cal Poly, Pomona and was an intern for the City of Santa Ana Public Works Department.
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.