Newark Police Make Arrest In Women’s Bathroom Camera Case

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Newark Police have made an arrest in the bathroom hidden camera incident at Patterson Schwartz’s Newark office. according to  Lt Andrew Rubin.

Rubin said after a review of footage captured on the camera, Detectives were able to identify Desi Turner, 59, of New Castle, as the suspect who placed the camera in the bathroom.

Turner, an employee of the business at the time of the incident, was taken into custody Monday morning at his residence. He transported to Newark Police Headquarters where he was charged with two counts of Invasion of Privacy.

Turner appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #11 by video and was released on $3,000 unsecured bail.

At this time, two victims have been identified from the video footage. said Ruben.

At this early stage of the investigation, only footage from November 11th has been located.

Rubin said if you believe you may have used this bathroom on that date, you can contact Lt. Fred Nelson at (302) 366-7100 x. 3119 or fnelson@newark.de.us for further information.

Victims of crime in Newark may always contact our Victim Services Coordinator, Ms. Melissa Pennachi, at (302) 366-7100 x. 3137.

Original Story

On November 11, 2019, at 3:15 in the afternoon, Newark Police were called to the Patterson Schwartz Office at 680 South College Avenue after the caller found a hidden camera in the bathroom, according to Lt Andrew Rubin.

Rubin said the caller, who was an employee, advised that a camera was located concealed in a stall in the women’s bathroom. The bathroom was in an area of the facility where the public has access during classes offered at the facility. The device has been seized by Newark Police and does not appear to have been connected to any network or the internet. Detectives are examining the device to determine what video may have been captured by the device.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Lt. F. Nelson at (302) 366-7100 x. 3119 or fnelson@newark.de.us. Additional methods for providing information to Newark Police can be found on our tips page, where reward information may also be available.

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