Camera found in restaurant women's bathroom

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Police are investigating after a camera was found inside the women?s bathroom at a Moe?s Southwest Grill restaurant in Milltown, Delaware. (WPVI)

Police are investigating after a camera was found inside the women's bathroom at a Moe's Southwest Grill restaurant in Milltown, Delaware.

The discovery was made the evening of March 19th. A female employee of the restaurant on Kirkwood Highway reportedly became suspicious after comments made by a male colleague.

She checked the women's bathroom and found a tiny video camera attached to a trash can with a flat connecting wire leading to a battery.

There was also a memory card device.

Sources who say they reviewed the memory card video were alarmed at what they found, describing the images as a disturbing invasion of privacy. They estimated there could be more than 100 individual video clips of women using the restroom.

Among the most troubling images, we were told were, of a little girl believed to be 5 to 11 years old.

The camera and the video were turned over that same evening to the Delaware State Police.

A spokesperson confirmed there is an on-going active investigation into the matter.

By phone the franchise owner, Roshan Patel, told ABC11's sister-station WPVI he had "no comment at this time, we don't want to release anything at this time, we are working with police."

A spokesperson for Moe's corporate headquarters said the company is aware of the situation, that the safety of guests is a top priority, and reiterated that the franchise owner is cooperating with the investigation.

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