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Police: Washington County restaurant worker recorded video in women's bathroom

Megan Guza
| Thursday, July 19, 2018, 3:09 p.m.
Eliber Marcos-Espinoza
Eliber Marcos-Espinoza

A Washington County restaurant employee is accused of recording cellphone video in the women’s bathroom.

Eliber Marcos-Espinoza, 23, is charged with two counts each of disorderly conduct and invasion of privacy, court records show.

According to a criminal complaint, a woman entered the bathroom at the Plaza Azteca restaurant at South Strabane’s Trinity Point shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday. The woman told police she walked into a stall and noticed “what was immediately apparent to her as a cellular device,” and she believed it was recording.

The woman noted a mop in the bathroom and believed an employee put the cellphone there, according to the complaint.

Police identified Marcos-Espinoza as the employee tasked with cleaning the bathroom, and a search of his cellphone showed a video with a date and timestamp consistent with when the woman was in the bathroom.

Officers also discovered a similar video taken “several weeks ago (and) appearing to have been taken within the women’s restroom,” according to the complaint.

Marcos-Espinoza admitted that he’d made the video but “could not explain why or how it happened,” police wrote.

Marcos-Espinoza remained in the Washington County Jail on Thursday, unable to post $10,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 7.

Megan Guza is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan at 412-380-8519, mguza@tribweb.com or via Twitter @meganguzaTrib.

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