LANCASTER – Authorities are seeking additional victims of a 21-year-old man charged with recording women in bathroom stalls at a Lancaster restaurant.
Jesus Calvario, who allegedly hid in a women’s bathroom stall at the Denny’s restaurant at 1028 W. Avenue I and used his cellphone to take video of women using the restroom, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to 21 misdemeanor counts of unauthorized invasion of privacy, three misdemeanor counts of unauthorized invasion of privacy of an identifiable person and one misdemeanor count of possession of methamphetamine.
Calvario faces up to 12 years in jail if convicted.
He is due back in court in Lancaster on Nov. 29, and he remains jailed in lieu of $100,000 bail.
According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Calvario went into the women’s restroom on various occasions between Nov. 5 and Nov. 13, hid in a stall and secretly recorded women who came into the bathroom. He is also accused of secretly recording a female relative on Nov. 9.
A videographer told City News Service the boyfriend of one alleged victim attacked Calvario when he was discovered on Sunday, Nov. 13.
Calvario was arrested around 1:45 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, according to LASD inmate records.
“Detectives would like to speak to any woman who used the woman’s restroom at this Denny’s location (between Thursday and Sunday),” investigators said in a news release.
Specifically, investigators want women to come forward if they used the restroom:
— Thursday, Nov. 10, between 1:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.;
— Saturday, Nov. 12, between 3 p.m. and 3:20 p.m.; or
— Sunday, Nov. 13, between 12:15 a.m. and 1 a.m.
“Detectives believe there are up to 20 unidentified victims,” the news release states.
Potential victims or witnesses are urged to call 661-940-3857 and ask for Detective Sullivan. Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.