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Sunnyvale-based dentist arrested after hidden camera is found in office bathroom

Sunnyvale-based dentist arrested after hidden camera is found in office bathroom

SUNNYVALE — A hidden camera found in the bathroom of a Sunnyvale dentist’s office led to the arrest of the dentist for allegedly capturing video of several victims, including children while using the restroom, according to authorities.

Zaid Yousif Sharma, a dentist working out of an office at 877 West Fremont Avenue, was arrested on suspicion of child pornography possession and peeping on Wednesday after a search warrant was executed in his office and his Santa Clara home, a news release from Sunnyvale police announced Friday.

The investigation began after a victim discovered the camera in the restroom located in Sharma’s office on July 26. The victim took the camera to Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety, according to the department, and police discovered videos of additional videos of victims — including videos of two minors.

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Sharma was arrested and booked into Santa Clara County Main Jail in San Jose.

Police say the California Dental Board was notified of the incident. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Detective M. Hutchison with the Sunnyvale DPS at 408-730-7110.