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Former employee sentenced for recording people in optometry office bathroom

Posted: Updated: Aug 01, 2016 05:40 PM
Joshua Muller, jail booking photo Joshua Muller, jail booking photo
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A former employee was sentenced to nearly six years in prison for secretly recording adults and children in the bathroom of a northeast Portland optometry office.

Joshua Muller, 32, pleaded guilty Monday to using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct and 26 counts of invasion of personal privacy.

Muller was first arrested in June 2015. Police said he concealed his cell phone in the bathroom at Eyes on Broadway on the 2300 block of Northeast Broadway Street.

The business issued a statement after his arrest saying Muller was immediately fired and turned over to police when management learned of the allegations.

The district attorney's office initially issued a no-complaint order in the case, dismissing the charges for further investigation. Muller was arrested again in February in connection with the original charges.

Police initially identified five victims, but according to court documents, as the investigation continued detectives learned Muller recorded at least 10 children, along with other men and women.

After pleading guilty Monday, Muller was sentenced to five years and 10 months in prison. He must register as a sex offender and serve three years post-prison supervision once he's released.

Eyes on Broadway released a statement Monday saying, "We are relieved to learn that the case has been resolved and justice has been served. The safety and well-being of our employees and patients are of utmost importance to us. In the interest of protecting the privacy of those who were involved, we will have no further statement on this matter."

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