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Former Santa Ana City Intern Gets Jail Time For Videotaping Men In Bathrooms

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(credit: Santa Ana Police)

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SANTA ANA (CBS) — A former Santa Ana city intern pleaded guilty Thursday to eight misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct and was sentenced to six months in jail for videotaping men in City Hall restrooms.

Miguel Ruiz Fabian, 24, of Santa Ana, also was placed on three years of formal probation.

At the time of the crimes, Fabian was an engineering student at Cal Poly Pomona and was an intern for the Santa Ana Public Works Department.

On 64 occasions between Dec. 28, 2010, and May 31, 2011 — Fabian went into bathroom stalls of Santa Ana City Hall and the Santa Ana City Hall Annex and placed his cellphone on the floor to record men in the adjacent stall, authorities said.

On May 31, 2011, a man using the restroom saw the cellphone on the floor. He grabbed the phone, identified Fabian as the owner, and called 911.

The victims were primarily employees of the City of Santa Ana. All of the men who could be identified were contacted by the Santa Ana Police Department, which investigated the case. The identities of some victims are still unknown.

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