|For Immediate Release
Case # 12CM09276 May 6, 2013
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
JANITOR FACES TRIAL FOR PLACING HIDDEN VIDEO CAMERA INSIDE WOMENS BATHROOM AT AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
SANTA ANA – A janitor is scheduled to face trial tomorrow for placing a hidden video camera inside a women’s bathroom stall at an elementary school. Angel Rojas, 25, Corona, is charged with one misdemeanor count each of disorderly conduct for secretly filming another, and child annoyance. If convicted, Rojas faces a maximum sentence of one year and six months in jail, $6,000 fine, and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration. Opening statements are expected to begin tomorrow, May 7, 2013, in Department C-51, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana. The time is to be determined.
In June 2012, Rojas was working as a janitor during the summer for the Santa Ana Unified School District.
On July 16, 2012, Rojas is accused of working at Glenn L. Martin Elementary School in Santa Ana. Rojas is accused of attempting to close down several of the women’s bathrooms around the school by locking the doors in order to direct women into a specific bathroom. Rojas is accused of entering the specific women’s bathroom and hiding an iPad Nano equipped with a video recorder inside the restroom.
Jane Doe, who worked for a summer school program at the school, entered the bathroom stall and found the device. The device was turned in to the Santa Ana Unified School District Police Department, who investigated this case, discovered one video recording of Jane Doe in the bathroom and arrested Rojas on July 25, 2012.
If convicted, Rojas’ lifetime sex offender registration will bar him from entering County recreational areas and City parks which have passed the Sex Offender Ordinance. Visit www.orangecountyda.com to read the prior press releases on the County’s Sex Offender Ordinance as well as the 14 other cities that have enacted the Child Safety Zone Ordinance.
Deputy District Attorney Cheryl Gold is prosecuting the case.