Former Intern Pleads Guilty to Illegal Videotaping

Miguel Ruiz Fabian, 24, the ex-intern for the Santa Ana Public Works Department pleaded guilty to eight misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct by unlawful viewing.

3/1/12: Former Intern Pleads Guilty to Illegal Videotaping

Miguel Ruiz Fabian, 24, the former paid intern for the Santa Ana Public Works Department pleaded guilty to eight misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct by unlawful viewing. The Santa Ana Police Department, a participating agency in the OCRCFL, led the investigation. Fabian placed his cell phone camera in a restroom stall and illegally recorded men using the facilities — he created 64 videotapes, mostly of city employees, between December 2010 and May 2011. In June 2011, a City Hall employee noticed the phone when he was using the restroom, confiscated the device, and reported the incident to authorities. The OCRCFL processed all digital media associated with the investigation.

Fabian was sentenced to six months in jail and three years' probation. His employment with the city was also terminated.

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