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Man Arrested for Recording Employees in Restaurant Bathroom

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  25. July 2016

Huntington, NY - July 24, 2016 - Suffolk County Police have arrested a Huntington man for placing a cell phone camera in the employee bathroom of a Huntington restaurant.

A female employee of Prime, located at 117 New York Ave., discovered a cell phone, which was set to record, placed in an employee bathroom, on July 23 at approximately 8:30 p.m.

Following an investigation by Second Squad detectives, Jose Rivas, who is a dishwasher at the restaurant, was arrested and charged with Unlawful Surveillance 2nd Degree.

Rivas, 34, of Huntington, was held overnight at the Second Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned on July 24 at First District Court in Central Islip.    

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