DA: Somerville man photographed people in bathroom stalls at Cambridgeside Galleria

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. (WHDH) - A Somerville man photographed unsuspecting people in bathroom stalls at the Cambridgeside Galleria, officials say.

Paul Leondike, 47, was charged with 51 counts of photographing an unsuspecting nude person and attempting to commit a crime, according to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.

On Oct. 19, 2017, at about 6:50 p.m., Cambridge Police were informed by Cambridgeside Galleria mall security that two men believed they had been photographed in the bathroom stalls of the men’s room, officials say.

Authorities then spoke to Leondike and learned that he had allegedly reached under the bathroom stall divider and used his cell phone to take pictures, according to officials.

A review of mall security footage allegedly showed that the defendant had spent several hours in the men’s room, and a search of the defendant’s cell phone and laptop allegedly resulted in authorities finding images of men using the restroom, officials say.

Leondike, who was indicted Sept. 20, is scheduled to be arraigned Oct. 11 in Middlesex Superior Court.

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