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Starbucks bathroom surveillance nets prison term

Starbucks bathroom surveillance nets prison term

Three people used bathroom during time camera was in place
Starbucks bathroom surveillance nets prison term
Jonathan Waters
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ALBANY — A man who hid a camera in a Colonie Starbucks bathroom was sentenced Friday to state prison, Albany County District Attorney's officials said.

Jonathan Waters, 33, of Colonie, pleaded guilty in December to one count of second-degree unlawful surveillance, a felony. 

He was sentenced Friday by Judge Peter Lynch to serve 1 to 3 years in state prison. He also must register as a sex offender, prosecutors said.

Waters was arrested in May 2017, two months after an employee at the Wolf Road coffee shop discovered the surveillance device hidden in a wall charger and immediately alerted police. Police believed the device had been in place for about 25 minutes before it was discovered, and three customers used the bathroom during that time.

Police released shop surveillance footage of the man they believed placed the device and then zeroed in on Waters through several tips identifying him as the suspect.

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