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Tyler man formally charged, accused of recording woman in business bathroom

Victor Cruz-Castellanos (Source: Smith County judicial records) Victor Cruz-Castellanos (Source: Smith County judicial records)
TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

A Tyler man has been indicted for allegedly recording a woman who worked at the same business as him, while she was in the restroom.

Victor Antonio Cruz-Castellanos, 29, is charged with invasive visual recording.

Police spokesman Don Martin said the incident happened in December. 

Martin said Cruz-Castellanos was an employee at a Tyler business and used a device to record a fellow employee while she was in the bathroom.

Martin would not divulge the name of the business.

According to an arrest affidavit, a woman reported she went to the restroom and met Cruz-Castellanos there. She said he begged her to let him use the restroom first and she allowed him to. He left a short time later and the woman said she went in. When she was about to leave, she reported seeing a cellphone that appeared to be strategically placed across from the toilet and propped up by two cans of cleaner.

According to the affidavit, the woman said she confronted Cruz-Castellanos and said he got pale and appeared worried, but denied leaving his phone in the bathroom and said he must have lost it.

The affidavit states Cruz-Castellanos later confessed to police to intentionally recording the woman in the restroom.

A warrant was obtained for his arrest on Jan. 30. Cruz-Castellanos turned himself in to the Smith County Jail on Feb. 10. 

Cruz-Castellanos is still in the Smith County Jail on a 100,000 bond.

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