Suspect allegedly hid cameras in 3 PBC hospital bathrooms, over 1M images found

(CBS12)

Police have identified a suspect in the video voyeurism case at St. Mary’s Medical Center, and say he is also responsible for planting hidden cameras at two other medical facilities in Palm Beach County.

Furthermore, police revealed Tuesday that the suspect had more than one million images on his phone.

Rudelmiro Santizo Perez, 41, of Riviera Beach, is in custody in Houston after attempting to flee the country to Guatemala.

West Palm Beach Police launched the investigation earlier this month after finding a small hidden camera under a sink in an employee’s bathroom at St. Mary’s Hospital on Oct. 3.

A police spokesperson said Perez is facing similar investigations at two additional medical facilities in Delray Beach and Boca Raton.

Those cases are being handled by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and Boca Raton Police.

Police said Perez is the only person to have worked at all three locations and the only employee with access to the employee bathrooms, which are locked.

Police believe he placed the hidden camera during his shifts.

Police identified eight victims in the St. Mary’s case but believe there are more, according to reports.

The suspect worked in the CT scan unit at St. Mary’s, and the PET Scan unit at the facilities in Delray Beach and Boca Raton, police say.

Police are still investigating the matter.


An investigation into how a hidden camera was placed in a bathroom at St. Mary’s Medical Center is underway.

West Palm Beach Police recovered the small hidden camera from an employee bathroom at the hospital on Oct. 3.

Police found digital images on the camera, and have shared the pictures in hopes that someone will recognize them and help identify who placed the camera in the West Palm Beach hospital’s bathroom.

The images do not match any of the bathrooms at St. Mary’s, and police do not have any other information at this time.

“As soon as we discovered the camera, we notified the police. “The hospital said in a statement. “We are fully cooperating with their investigation, and we have notified all employees who work in the area where the camera was found.”

Police are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 800-458-TIPS.

“You will remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward if your tip leads to an arrest.”

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