CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The man accused of photographing dozens of men inside a mall bathroom faced a judge Thursday.
Paul Leondike pleaded not guilty to more than 50 counts against him after police say he photographed men inside a bathroom stall at Cambridgeside Galleria Mall.
Police say they found pictures and videos of at least 53 different men on Leondike's cell phone and laptop. A few of the victims noticed the camera in the stall and notified mall security.
"Of those victims, six of them were able to be identified and one of them was 17 years old at the time resulting in a felony charge," said the prosecutor.
Leondike works at the hotel next to the mall where the alleged crime took place. Police say he admitted to spending at least three hours inside the bathroom there on two different days last year.
A Somerville man was charged today for photographing more than 50 different men in a bathroom stall at CambridgeSide Galleria Mall. The evidence police have against him & why a judge decided to release him from court... story at 6:30PM @boston25 pic.twitter.com/6XLfv7z8eJ— Litsa Pappas (@LitsaPappas) October 11, 2018
"It's been a year since the alleged event and he's had no further incident, he has no criminal record," said the defense attorney.
And for those reasons, the judge decided to release Leondike on personal recognizance until his hearing next month.
Boston 25 News reached out to Hotel Marlowe, where Leondike works:
"We are aware of the recent charges brought against Mr. Leondike regarding alleged conduct unrelated to the Marlowe. We are cooperating with law enforcement on the ongoing investigation. The safety and security of our guests and employees is of utmost importance to us, and we are reviewing this matter internally."
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