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Prosecutors: Juan Mejia Of Paterson Secretly Recorded Women And Children In Bathrooms

PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) - Prosecutors say a Paterson man used cameras in the bathrooms of a book store and a home to surreptitiously take pictures of women and children.

Juan Mejia
(credit: Passaic County Prosecutor's Office)

According to the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office, Juan Mejia, 46, faces charges of invasion of privacy and endangering the welfare of a child.

Authorities say Mejia hid in the women's bathroom stall at book store in Clifton and secretly recorded two women who were using neighboring stalls.

Further investigation revealed that Mejia had previously hidden a camera in the bathroom of a home in Paterson in 2019 and recorded images of children, prosecutors said.

Mejia faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted on the most serious charge.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact authorities at 1-877-370-PCPO or

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