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Bond set at $800,000 for suspect in medical facility hidden camera case

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Posted at 10:59 AM, Nov 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-01 17:39:21-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A Riviera Beach man accused of planting a hidden camera inside employee bathrooms at three Palm Beach County medical facilities appeared in court Friday morning.

A judge set bond at $800,000 for 41-year-old Rudelmiro Santizo Perez, and ordered him to surrender his passport, not have any contact with the alleged victims, and not use the internet.

Authorities believe Santizo Perez planted a hidden camera inside bathrooms at three medical facilities: St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach, the Lynn Cancer Institute in Boca Raton, and the Lynn Cancer Institute in suburban Delray Beach.

Investigators said Santizo Perez was an employee at all three facilities when the camera was placed there, and had access to the bathrooms as a result of his employment status.

The Department of Homeland Security arrested Santizo Perez last month in Houston, Texas as he was trying to board a plane to flee to his home country of Guatemala, according to detectives.

Santizo Perez is currently facing eight counts of video voyeurism, and police said more charges could be added.