Building Inspector Charged With Installing Hidden Cameras


RANCHO PALOS VERDES (CNS) - A 49-year-old Huntington Beach man has been charged with secretly recording dozens of men and women at a City Hall bathroom and a nearby coffee house, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced today.

Andrew James Jensen was arrested on suspicion of voyeurism Tuesday for allegedly placing cameras in restrooms at Rancho Palos Verdes City Hall, where he worked as a building inspector, and a nearby business.

He was expected to be arraigned later Wednesday.

Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lomita Station arrested Jensen at about 2 p.m. after prosecutors filed a misdemeanor complaint against him alleging 89 counts of voyeurism, officials said.

“On July 5, 2018, a hidden miniature camera was discovered by a Rancho Palos Verdes city staffer in a unisex employee restroom,” according to a sheriff's department statement. “A police report was filed and Lomita Station initiated a criminal investigation.

“It was determined that Jensen, who was a Rancho Palos Verdes building inspector, allegedly secreted the camera in the restroom at City Hall, and at a nearby local business. He is currently being booked and held at Lomita Sheriff's Station in lieu of $450,000 bail.”

Anyone with additional information about Jensen was urged to call Detective Terence Peterson at (310) 891-3211.

Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling (800) 222-TIPS or at lacrimestoppers.org.


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