A janitor at a Santa Ana elementary school was convicted Thursday of hiding a video camera in the girls' restroom stall at the school. Angel Rojas, 25, was found guilty by a jury of one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct for secretly filming and for child annoyance. He faces a maximum sentence of one year and six months in jail, a $6,000 fine and having to register as a lifetime sex offender, according to a statement from the Orange County district attorney's office.
Prosecutors said that on July 16, Rojas—who worked at Glenn L. Martin Elementary School in Santa Ana—closed several of the woman's bathrooms at the campus, and directed woman and girls to a particular bathroom. In that bathroom, he had hidden an iPod Nano equipped with a video recorder, prosecutors said. A woman working in the summer program at the school discovered the device, and handed it over to the school police, who investigated. Rojas, a Corona resident, is set to be sentenced on Tuesday.
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