COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX)- A former Texas A&M transportation employee was arrested Thursday for allegedly hiding a video camera inside a women's restroom, KBTX has confirmed.
Peter David Baty, 54, of College Station was booked into the Brazos County jail on a charge of Improper Photography or Video Recording in a Bathroom, according to online jail records.
Baty was a Texas A&M Transportation Services employee.
According to school officials, Baty hid the camera inside what appeared to be a phone charging device in a restroom at the Transit Building on Agronomy Road. The restroom, which the public does not have access to and is used mainly by employees working in the building, has a single toilet and sink.
Authorities are working to identify victims.
It is not yet clear how long the camera was there, but police say the investigation will seek to determine those details.
Baty had not been at work since the incident was discovered. He was scheduled to return to work Thursday, but resigned the day before.
“We will not tolerate invasions of privacy against members of our campus community. Not only is this behavior a criminal act but it is also deeply counter to the values we hold dear at Texas A&M University. We are fully cooperating with authorities," said Texas A&M President Michael K. Young.
Texas A&M police and victim’s assistance personnel met Thursday with women who work in the building to tell them about the investigation.
“We realize that in cases like this, family members and friends want to do their own investigation or confront the accused. We hope all involved allow us to investigate the case so that justice can be served for every victim. It would be unfortunate if someone tried to take matters into their own hands, and then got in trouble themselves," said Texas A&M Police Lt. Bobby Richardson.
Police are asking that anyone who thinks they might have been recorded and has not yet been contacted by authorities to email their name and phone number to Detective Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Counseling services are being offered to those impacted by this situation. Texas A&M employees can reach out to the University's Employee Assistance Program at (888) 993-7650 or online.