University Of Del. Grad Student Arrested For Allegedly Putting Hidden Cameras In Campus Bathrooms

WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) – A graduate student at the University of Delaware has been arrested for allegedly putting hidden video cameras in various campus bathrooms over a two-year period.

Thirty-eight-year-old Javier Mendiola-Soto, of Mexico, was charged with criminal violation of privacy for reportedly putting the cameras in several bathrooms around the University. The majority of the cameras were in women’s restrooms located at Del. Biotechnology Institute, Hugh Morris Library, Memorial Hall, ISE Lab and the Willard Hall Education Building. The cameras were apparently placed in the bathrooms between May 2012 and June 2014.

Video evidence confiscated by police and initial forensics show the files have not been shared on the internet or with other people.

Anyone with additional information about this case is encouraged to contact University of Delaware Police at 302-831-2222 or send email to

Anyone who thinks they may have been a victim is asked to call 302-831-4800. Free counseling is also available.

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