VIDEO: Ex SFSU Professor Arrested For Allegedly Video Recording Students Using Bathroom
By Mario Sevilla
Thu Jul 24th, 2014 5:41pm America/Los_Angeles
SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — A former professor at San Francisco State University was arrested late Wednesday night and charged with video recording his students.
Mark Landis, a former SFSU College of Business professor, had resigned Friday. He had been working at the school since August 2006, according to a school spokeswoman.
Landis was arrested in San Francisco Wednesday night and charged with 15 counts of unauthorized invasion of privacy, according the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office.
Authorities said he was allegedly video recording current and past students from San Francisco State University and the University of San Francisco while they used the bathroom in his Castro District home.
San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon said that Landis placed a camera inside a toilet and had it pointed at people’s genitals.
“It appears that he invited people to his home regularly,” Gascon said. “You’re going to a restroom, you’re not expecting to be to photographed or on video when you’re on a toilet.”
During a party at Landis’ home, a male student was using the bathroom when he discovered a camera hidden inside a tissue box. The student removed the memory card and turned it in to authorities.
Landis is out on $100,000 bail and scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday.
According to his LinkedIn profile, Landis has a doctorate in accounting from the University of Missouri at Columbia and a master’s degree in accounting from University of Nebraska at Lincoln. He graduated from the University of Nebraska with an undergraduate degree in 1999.
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