Long Island dishwasher accused of placing cell phone camera in restaurant bathroom

Jose Rivas was charged with Unlawful Surveillance 2nd Degree.

Police in Suffolk County say they have arrested a man for placing a cell phone camera in the employee bathroom of a Huntington restaurant.

A female employee of Prime, located at 117 New York Ave., discovered a cell phone, which was set to record, placed in an employee bathroom, on Saturday night at about 8:30, investigators say.

After an investigation by Suffolk County detectives, Jose Rivas, who is a dishwasher at the restaurant, was arrested and charged with second-degree unlawful surveillance.

Rivas, 34, of Huntington, was held at the Second Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned Sunday at First District Court in Central Islip.
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