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Former SFSU Professor Accused Of Secretly Recording Video Of Students In Bathroom Of His Home

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) -- A former San Francisco State University and University of San Francisco professor has been arrested on charges that he recorded video of students using the bathroom in his home.

38-year old Mark Landis of San Francisco was charged with 15-counts of misdemeanor invasion of privacy, according San Francisco Police.

Landis was an accounting professor at the SFSU, after leaving USF. He is alleged to have secretly recorded former students using the bathroom of his home during a party.

District Attorney George Gascon said the alleged misconduct was a violation of trust between teacher and student.

"It's pretty egregious conduct," he said.

A student reported seeing a tissue box with a flashing light inside Landis' bathroom, and discovered a camera. The student reportedly took the memory card from the camera, and found evidence of other guests being filmed in the bathroom.

Landis was arrested Wednesday, and is out on $100,000 bail.

"The camera was pointing basically toward the toilet so he could film their genitalia as they were using the restroom," Gascon said.

Landis resigned from the university July 17th, and is no longer on the faculty.


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