Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announced that Juan Mejia, 46, of Paterson has been indicted by a Passaic County Grand Jury for third degree Invasion of Privacy and second degree Child Pornography Offenses.
Passaic County officials said a Passaic County Grand Jury has returned Indictment No. 21-05-00211-I, charging Mr. Mejia with two counts of third degree Invasion of Privacy, six counts of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and one count of second degree attempted Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
The investigation, conducted by the Clifton Police Department and the Passaic County Sexual Investigations Unit, revealed that the defendant, while hidden in the women’s bathroom stall at a Clifton bookstore, secretly recorded two women at separate times who were utilizing adjoining bathroom stalls.
The investigation further revealed that in December of 2019, Mr. Mejia hid a camera in the bathroom of a residential home in Paterson and recorded images of two children utilizing the bathroom with their intimate parts exposed.
Officials said Mr. Mejia will appear for arraignment before a Superior Court Judge at a date to be determined.
The defendant is presently detained pending the disposition of this matter.