A city man has been indicted by a Passaic County grand jury for alleged invasion of privacy and child pornography offenses, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.
Juan Mejia, 46, of Paterson, was indicted on two counts of invasion of privacy, six counts of endangering the welfare of a child, and attempted endangering the welfare of a child.
Mejia allegedly hid in a woman’s bathroom stall at a Clifton bookstore and secretly recorded two women utilizing the adjoining stalls, authorities said.
Further investigation revealed, in December 2019, he allegedly 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, authorities said.
Mejia could face decades in state prison if convicted.