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Arrest made in St. Mary's Medical Center hidden bathroom camera case

Posted at 10:49 AM, Oct 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-22 16:38:56-04

UPDATE: Police say a suspect in the video voyeurism case at St. Mary's Medical Center has been arrested.

Rudelmiro Santizo Perez was arrested Monday in Houston, Texas by the Department of Homeland Security as he was attempting to board a plane to leave the United States.

The investigation remains active.


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- West Palm Beach police are investigating the discovery of a hidden camera inside an employee bathroom at St. Mary’s Medical Center.

Police said a hospital employee found the camera on Oct. 3 and immediately reported it to law enforcement.

The camera contained digital images showing a toilet, trash can, sink, and an ID card that appears to have the letters "LCI" visible on it.

However, police said the bathroom in the images does not match any bathrooms at St. Mary's Medical Center, meaning the hidden camera was likely installed inside a bathroom somewhere else.

"We’ve had hidden camera cases, but we’ve never had an incident where we’ve been able to recover images that were from other locations," said Sgt. David Lefont with West Palm Beach police.

Detectives need the public's help identifying the bathrooms in the images.

"There’s images of people inside the bathroom, but our concern right now is to identify the bathrooms so we can make contact with those folks," said Sgt. Lefont.

A spokesperson for St. Mary's Medical Center released this statement to WPTV:

"As soon as we discovered the camera, we notified police. We are fully cooperating with their investigation, and we have notified all employees who work in the area where the camera was found."

Anyone with information about who planted the camera is asked to contact Detective Molly Anderson at 561-822-1846, or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers 1-800-458-TIPS.