Police: Dozens of Microsoft employees targeted by voyeur in upskirt videos

by: Casey McNerthney, KIRO 7 STAFF Updated:

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REDMOND, Wash. —

Police say 93 women were victimized after a man who worked at the Microsoft campus in Redmond repeatedly hid a video camera there to capture upskirt images.

Investigation documents also say the 93 “unsuspecting females” on the recovered videos have not been identified.

Leonard Raymundo, who was a Microsoft vendor employee, “appeared to plan ahead and selected his filming locations carefully to ensure an abundance of potential victims,” Senior Deputy Prosecutor Carla Carlstrom wrote in charging documents.

Raymundo, 34, was charged March 28 with two counts of voyeurism after a months-long investigation.

On July 24. 2013, another Microsoft vendor employee on the Redmond campus was walking on a foot path when he discovered a USB video camera lying on the path. The camera is so small it could easily be mistaken for a thumb drive.  But the man discovered videos on the camera were taken while pointed up women’s skirts or dresses.

Two days later the incident was reported to Microsoft Global Security, though it’s not clear from charging documents what caused the delay.

Investigators reviewed video from security cameras pointed at the same walking path. Rewinding back from the point where the camera was found, investigators believed they spotted Raymundo following a woman on the path, then rushing back to another building, appearing “nervous, while he frantically looked around.”  He then used his security card to gain entry to the building. They tracked Raymundo through his Microsoft key card and met with him on August 15.

“He disclosed that he had been visiting ‘upskirting’ websites for the past year and admitted to taking ‘upskirting’ images on the Microsoft Redmond campus,” Officer Katelyn McGinnis wrote in a probable cause document. “Raymundo conceded that a review of his assigned Microsoft computer would reveal visits to voyeurism websites.”

In December police received a search warrant, and after examining Raymundo’s computer and camera they found 86 videos with images captured up the skirt or dress of the female victims.

None of the 93 victims “appear to know that they are being filmed and are not intending to participate in filming,” McGinnis wrote. “In the videos, I noted that Raymundo employs the use of stairs, escalators or checkout lines as an excuse to be within close range of the female victims without arousing their suspicion.

Redmond Officer Mike Dowd says there are additional women on the videos that appear to be in airports and other unidentifiable places. Investigators are also looking into the possibility that Raymundo posted the images on websites or sent them to other people who visit the same sites he frequented.

Police say Raymundo’s face is captured nearly 50 times on the videos.

Raymundo is expected to have an arraignment, where he’ll enter a plea, on April 10. Court documents say he does not have a criminal history.

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