The San Gabriel Tribune recently reported that police arrested Citrus College employee Vincent Patino for filming up female students’ skirts, officials said Thursday.
Although sexual assaults on college campuses are usually dealt with within school bounds, police began investigating Patino in October after a Citrus College employee made a police report.
“We received complaints that people had witnessed him using his cellphone to take pictures and videos up the skirts of females, mostly in the bookstore and sometimes out in front,” said Glendora Police’s Detective Josh Price. “A few of the employees and students we talked to said it had been going on for several years but were afraid to come forward about it.”
Police seized Patino’s cellphone, computers, hard drives, thumb drives and multiple electronics on Oct. 30. after serving a search warrant at his home in West Covina.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the 19 misdemeanor counts for invasion of privacy on Wednesday at the West Covina courthouse.
According to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Patino has been working at the on-campus Owl Bookshop for the past 10 years and is currently on paid leave.