PHOENIX — A man was arrested after police say he hid a surveillance camera in the bathroom of a dentist office in Phoenix.
According to court documents, on December 6 the Phoenix Police Department was contacted by a representative for a west Phoenix based dental office in regards to a hidden surveillance camera that was found in the public bathroom of the facility used by both employees and patients.
The weeks-long investigation determined that 27-year-old Innocent Bradley, who became a patient in October, had planted the camera in a pipe sleeve under the sink.
Court documents show that an office employee told police on October 30 Bradley had a scheduled appointment, and after his arrival at the office, was unable to be found to be treated. About an hour after Bradley's scheduled appointment, staff discovered that someone had been in the bathroom for 45 minutes.
When staff knocked on the door, Bradley opened the door and said he needed a few more minutes and then closed the door. Bradley left the bathroom several minutes later with a gray backpack on and went to his vehicle and put the backpack inside. Bradley then went back inside for his appointment.
Office staff told police that patients generally schedule for a return to the office six to eight weeks after the initial service, but Bradley was returning to the office on a regular unscheduled basis after October 30.
Over the course of several weeks, court documents state that Bradley would visit the office without an appointment, would ask office staff a random question about dental services and then ask to use the bathroom. Staff noted that when Bradley was granted access, he would spend up to an hour in the bathroom. Staff also noted that Bradley would take his gray backpack into the bathroom with him.
On December 6, Bradley showed up one day after a scheduled appointment and asked a member of the office a question he had asked before. Office management had decided that because of Bradley's suspicious behavior, he would be told the bathroom was occupied whenever he asked to use it, and a staff member would lock themselves inside. Bradley waited in the lobby for 20 minutes to use the bathroom before eventually leaving to use the bathroom of a facility next door.
After Bradley left, a search was conducted of the bathroom and a surveillance camera was found hidden in a pipe sleeve under the sink. The camera was reportedly facing the toilet, located directly next to the sink.
Phoenix police arrived and collected the camera as evidence.
On December 7, Bradley returned to the office and asked a question about mouthwash before requesting to use the bathroom, but was told the bathroom was out of order.
Bradley returned again on the 10th, and while he waited to use the bathroom, police were called to the office. Once on scene, officers detained Bradley and asked him about his visits.
When asked about the camera found in the dental office's bathroom, Bradley initially denied any knowledge of it, but then admitted he was aware of it placed under the sink and told officers he was afraid to report it to anyone because he was scared. After the interview, police released Bradley until additional information could be gathered.
An SD card was removed from the camera and analyzed by detectives who discovered the camera was motion activated and had captured images of 17 different victims over the span of nine hours, three of whom were minors. An office manager was able to help police determine that that footage was captured on December 5, the last time Bradley had a scheduled appointment and was granted access to the bathroom.
On December 19, police contacted and arrested Bradley. Police have identified 13 of the 17 victims, who were recorded in 20 instances using the bathroom on December 5.
Bradley faces 20 counts of voyeurism.
If you have any information regarding this case, you are asked to contact the Phoenix Police Department or Silent Witness at (480) WIT-NESS.