Camera discovered in Avila Beach Hotel bathroom
August 28, 2014
An arrest warrant has been issued for a former employee of the Avila Beach Hotel who is accused of hiding a camera in a women’s restroom in the hotel.
The suspect, identified as Christian Ivan Chora, 20, of Grover Beach, is charged with a misdemeanor for videotaping a person undressing and a felony for intimidating a witness. The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office filed charges last week.
Chora’s alleged lechery came to light after a co-worker found his cell phone set on record hidden inside a basket in a woman’s restroom in May, the Tribune reported.
The woman then gave the cellphone to her supervisor who turned it over to law enforcement.
Chora allegedly responded by threatening the victim that she would “pay” if she continued to talk about the alleged voyeurism.
San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies found three bathroom videos on Chora’s cellphone. He was then fired from his job and an arrest warrant has been issued.