Chester County man waived preliminary hearing on charges he secretly recorded women in bathrooms, changing rooms

Jim Melwert
December 06, 2018 - 4:15 pm
Joshua Yannuzzi

Chester County District Attorney's Office

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CHESTER COUNTY,  Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A 24-year-old Chester County man waived his preliminary hearing today on charges he hid his phone in bathrooms and changing rooms to record women undressing.

Joshua Yannuzzi from Honeybrook is facing dozens of felony wiretap violations along with criminal use of a communication facility.

According to court documents, in addition to bathrooms, Yannuzzi is also accused of secretly recording women in dressing rooms and backstage at theatrical productions.

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When charges were announced in October, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said investigators had identified more than 20 victims, but had dozens more who were seen in videos but were unidentified.

Court documents say Yannuzzi was caught when a woman saw a phone hidden in a unisex bathroom in the E.O. Bull Center on West Chester University’s campus. Police say Yannuzzi was lurking outside the bathroom. 

The criminal complaint says he told police he estimated he had done it 30 to 50 times.

He’s been banned from the West Chester University campus.

His formal arraignment is scheduled for Dec. 20 in Chester County court in West Chester.