Former campus employee arrested on suspicion of peeping

Campus police arrested a suspect Thursday on suspicion of two dozen counts of invasion of privacy with a covert camera.

After a long investigation, UCPD arrested Joseph Rajko Barbir, a 49-year-old former campus employee, according to a campus crime alert released Friday.

In May, a covert camera was discovered in a restroom inside the Unit 1 residence hall central building. Barbir allegedly used signs to redirect unsuspecting victims to that restroom in April and early May.

According to inmate information on the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office website, Barbir was released on bail as of Friday afternoon.

Police determined that there were more than 100 individuals covertly recorded in the restroom and that at least two of them were minors.

While many of the victims were identified, campus police encouraged those who believe they may have been a victim of this crime or have information to contact UCPD detective Pete Odyniec.

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Bo Kovitz is the city news editor. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter at @beau_etc.

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