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Microsoft vendor employee charged with voyeurism for 'upskirt' videos of women on campus
A Microsoft vendor employee was charged with two counts of voyeurism on March 28 after it was discovered that he had filmed "upskirt" video images of women on the tech company's Redmond campus.
According to King County charging documents, Leonard Raymundo filmed the intimate areas of an unidentified female "without her knowledge and consent, and under circumstances where she had a reasonable expectation of privacy, whether in a public or private place," between Aug. 12, 2012 and Aug. 15, 2013.
"(Raymundo) appeared to plan ahead and selected his filming locations carefully to ensure an abundance of potential victims," documents state. "He also downloaded the videos to his work laptop without apparent fear of consequences."
Raymundo's actions were discovered July 24, 2013 when another Microsoft vendor employee was walking a foot path at Microsoft in Redmond and found a Muvi brand USB video camera on the path, documents state. The employee discovered videos on the camera that were pointed up women's skirts or dresses and reported the incident to Microsoft Global Security on July 26, 2013.
Microsoft investigators reviewed surveillance video of the pathway where the camera was found, which leads away from the campus's RedWest building. According to court documents, the investigators reviewed surveillance of the area leading up to the when the camera was discovered. The surveillance shows a female wearing a white dress with long dark hair exiting the RedWest building, followed by a male wearing a "light colored, collared shirt and reddish hued pants," the documents state. Court papers go on to state "the same male can be seen on camera, rushing back towards the RedWest building. He appears nervous, frantically looking around. The male then uses his key card to access the RedWest building."
After pulling the key card log for that door for that date and time, investigators determined the male on camera was Raymundo.
A Microsoft investigator and human resources employee met with Raymundo on Aug. 15, 2013. Documents state that the suspect admitted as he was escorted out of the building that "he had been visiting 'upskirting' websites for the past year and admitted to taking 'upskirting' images on the Microsoft Redmond campus." Raymundo also admitted that his assigned Microsoft computer would reveal visits to voyeurism websites as well, according to court documents.
Microsoft investigators turned over the evidence — the Muvi camera and digital copies of the Microsoft surveillance video and videos located on the Muvi camera — to the Redmond Police Department on Oct. 11, 2013 and Raymundo's laptop computer on Nov. 15, 2013, documents state.
After receiving a search warrant, Redmond police detective Katelyn McGinnis forensically searched Raymundo's laptop and Muvi camera. Court documents state that from what she was able to view, McGinnis estimated the Muvi camera to contain about 86 videos with images captured up the skirt or dress of the female victims.
"Some of the videos have multiple victims captured on camera, there are an estimated 93 victims captured on the Muvi videos I was able to view," McGinnis wrote in her report in the court documents. "None of the victims appear aware they are being filmed and are not intending to participate in filming."
According to court documents, McGinnis noted that Raymundo used stairs, escalators or checkout lines as an excuse to be within close range of the female victims without arousing their suspicion. She wrote that the suspect's face is also captured on film about 50 times throughout the Muvi video collection and his skin tone, hair color and facial features "are all consistent with Raymundo."
Court documents state that Raymundo has no criminal history record. Raymundo's arraignment is scheduled for Thursday at 8:30 a.m.