February 24, 2024

RICHMOND — A Bay Space man has been charged with establishing a hidden digicam to catch feminine sufferers in varied phases of undress when he labored at Kaiser Permanente in Richmond as a bodily therapist, courtroom data present.

Elliot Daniel Wong was charged on Dec. 18 with 4 felony counts of eavesdropping and 4 misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct, associated to 4 separate alleged cases of hidden digicam recordings from August 2021 to March 2022. Wong had initially been charged with a single misdemeanor depend associated to 1 girl, however the case expanded after police gained entry to Wong’s cellphone, authorities mentioned.

Wong has not been employed by Kaiser since 2022, the identical yr the police investigation was opened. Wong’s listed lawyer didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark. Kaiser declined to remark, citing the pending legislation enforcement investigation.

The investigation began on March 18, 2022, when a lady recognized in courtroom data as Jane Doe found an iPhone with the video recording on within a bodily remedy therapy room, after Wong particularly instructed her to unstrap her bra throughout a therapy, in response to police.

The girl known as Richmond police, and when the division despatched an officer to 901 Nevin Avenue to analyze the decision, Wong responded by accusing Doe of stealing his cellphone and telling the officer she was mentally sick, authorities mentioned in courtroom data. When police and Kaiser workers requested Wong to permit them to examine his cellphone, he refused, citing medical privateness legal guidelines, police mentioned.