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Case Continued for Restaurant Employee Charged With Voyeurism



    Case Continued for Restaurant Employee Charged With Voyeurism
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    Police have charged a restaurant employee in Milford with voyeurism.

    The voyeurism case for an employee of Dutchess Restaurant in Milford has been continued to Marcg 5.

    Tiago Dominguez, 24, of Bridgeport, was charged with voyeurism after a female customer reported finding a camera phone recording in the ladies’ restroom.

    Police said the customer found the iPhone 5 in a paper towel dispenser at the Dutchess at 344 Old Gate Lane on Jan. 3 after struggling to get paper towels out of the dispenser.

    "So she went to put her hand in there to see why it wasn’t working," said Officer Jeffrey Nielsen,  "and she discovered the phone inserted in the dispenser."

    When she removed it, she found that it had been recording, according to police.

    The police investigation led to Dominguez, according to a news release from police.

    At first, he denied the phone pointed at the toilet was his, but then apologized to the woman, police said. 

    Police said they seized the cell phone and are reviewing images to determine if there are additional victims.

    "First and foremost, you want to be aware of your surroundings, not even just a restroom but anywhere you go in public," said Nielsen.  "Know your surroundings, see what’s there, see anything that looks suspicious – wires, flashing lights, or anything like that that are in areas they normally shouldn’t be, you should alert the management of the establishment, and also contact your police department."

    Dominguez was charged with voyeurism and breach of peace in the second degree. He was released on a $25,000 bond.

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