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SF Professor Arrested for Allegedly Filming Bathroom
Scott Lucas | Photo: Courtesy Wikimedia Commons | July 25, 2014
Busted by one of his students.
An accounting professor who taught at both SF State and the University of San Francisco has been charged with fifteen counts of misdemeanor invasion of privacy after a police investigation found evidence that he had been filming friends and students using the bathroom in his Castro home.
Ugh. Just writing that sentence made us want to go take a shower.
According to police, in November, a houseguest found a camera secreted in a tissue box on the toilet at the home of Mark Landis. The camera was positioned such that it could record the genitalia of males using the bathroom. The guest removed the camera's memory card and brought it to the police.
Landis apparently had turned his house into a regular weekend party destination, including supplying large amount of alcohol to current and former students. An SF State spokesperson said that Landis had resigned on Friday, and as an adjunct at USF, his contract was not renewed for the Spring 2014 semester. District Attorney George Gascón was quoted as blasting Landis, saying, "There was a special relationship there—one of power, authority and trust—and he violated that."
Also. An accounting professor? Really. It's always the quiet ones, we guess.