Former coffee shop empolyee pleads guilty to voyeurism

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – A former employee of a Providence coffee shop pleaded guilty on Thursday to four counts of video voyeurism.

Tony Roberts, 44, was sentenced to two years in prison, two years to serve home confinement, and eight years suspended with probation after a 2011 incident at the Coffee Exchange on Wickenden Street in Providence.

According to the Attorney General’s office, in late November 2011 a woman noticed a small video camera mounted to the sink in the unisex bathroom of the shop. Police confiscated the camera and discovered numerous videos had been captured, with three people and a young toddler clearly identifiable.

Police took Roberts into custody and charged him with four counts of video voyeurism.

Upon his release from the ACI, Roberts must register as a sex offender and was ordered to have no contact with the victims. He must also undergo mental health counseling.

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