A Collier County elementary school teacher has been arrested after deputies with the Collier County Sheriff's Office say he placed a camera in one of the school's restrooms.
Diego Alberto Rojas-Pulido, 37, of Naples, was arrested Monday and taken into custody after officials say he placed cameras in the restroom at Pinecrest Elementary School, in Immokalee.
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Rojas-Pulido faces a charge of video voyeurism, which is when the offender is aged 24 or older and the victim is 16 or younger.
That charge is a second-degree felony.
3 students discovered what appeared to be a video recording device
According to a social media post from the Collier County Sheriff's Office, deputies said three students discovered what appeared to be a video recording device attached to a metal tissue box in the restroom adjacent to the classroom where Rojas-Pulido was teaching on April 19.
According to deputies, on Wednesday one of the students told a school counselor, who immediately reported it to the school principal, according to the post.
According to that post, the school district then fired Rojas-Pulido.
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"Upon learning of the allegations, CCPS immediately removed Diego Rojas from the school and terminated his employment with the district," Chadwick Oliver, spokesperson for the school district, said in a written statement.
Deputies arrived art Rojas-Pulido's home, at the 14870 block of Pleasant Bay Lane, where they found Rojas-Pulido attempting to die by suicide.
He was transported to a Lee County hospital for treatment Thursday, where he was later served with the Collier County arrest warrant, officials said.
A bond wasn't yet set Tuesday afternoon for Rojas-Pulido on Tuesday, according to jail records.
He's next due in court May 23.
The investigation is still ongoing.
Tomas Rodriguez is a Breaking/Live News Reporter for The News-Press and the Naples Daily News. You can reach Tomas at TRodriguez@gannett.com or 772-333-5501. Follow him on Twitter @TomasFRoBeltran.
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