Photo: Richard C. Rocha
FREMONT — A man was arrested on suspicion of recording individuals who were using a men’s public restroom. Ironically, the camera used for committing these crimes also recorded the suspect installing the camera.
An employee found the hidden camera at Rockin’ Jump, a 19,000 square-foot trampoline park. This recreational facility on Farwell Drive is designed for children and young adults.
Police were notified of the discovery of a hidden camera on May 3rd. Responding officers recovered the camera and a micro SD card as evidence.
A digital forensic examination of the card revealed that multiple videos were made of men and boys using the restroom. However, the suspect probably did not intend to create a video of himself installing the camera.
Authorities matched the time stamp of the installation video with security videos recorded outside of the restroom. The security videos show the same suspect entering a white SUV and later driving away.
A registration check of the suspect’s vehicle indicated it belongs to 36-year-old Richard C. Rocha. Investigators also obtained a photo of Rocha that matched the suspect who installed the bathroom camera.
On May 9, Fremont officers and detectives served a search warrant at Rocha’s home in Antioch. From inside his residence, authorities recovered multiple data storage and recording devices. Videos including child pornography were also seized.
Rocha was arrested and subsequently transported to Santa Rita Jail, where he remains in custody. Bond for Rocha’s release was set at $27,500.
Rocha is charged with three counts of invading privacy with an electronic device. He also faces one charge for possession of child pornography. A pretrial hearing is scheduled for June 3.
Rocha was previously convicted for using a concealed device to make similar surreptitious videos in West Hollywood.