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 learned Friday investigators recovered an estimated 800 videos of at least 20 women from a single SD card that allegedly belonged to Peter David Baty, 54, of College Station.
Each video file contained 10 minutes of footage that show some women partially disrobed using the restroom.
During a search of Baty's home, police recovered an external hard drive that contained 57 gigabytes of video and 2 gigabytes of photographs, according to an arrest report.
Baty resigned from his position on Wednesday and was arrested Thursday. On Friday he bailed out of the county jail on a $25,000 bond.
He's charged with one count of Improper Photography or Video Recording in a Bathroom, according to online jail records.
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.
Baty was seen on surveillance cameras entering the women's restroom around 5:00 a.m. beginning on April 12 and continuing on subsequent Fridays until May 3, according to an arrest report.
Authorities are still working to identify victims.
“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.