Doctor accused of hiding camera in college locker room
Doctor accused of hiding camera in college locker room
By Dick Johnson, NBCChicago.com
A podiatrist accused of secretly recording community college wrestlers in a men's locker room may have dozens of other victims, authorities say.
Ninos Jando, 34, from Skokie, Illinois, was arraigned Wednesday in Michigan on three counts of capturing or distributing an image of an unclothed person. Court documents list three male victims in the case.
But authorities say what Jando was doing in that Michigan locker room was not an isolated event. There are reportedly dozens of videos of naked young men that were shot in dozens of locker rooms over nearly a dozen years.
"These images could be worldwide and affect these innocent victims for the rest of their lives," said prosecutor Timothy Maat.
So far, none of the victims reviewed by authorities appear to be underage, but they said there is still a lot of material to go through.
Inside the doctor's car following his arrest Tuesday, police said they found six toiletry bags, eight cameras, three cell phones, a computer hard drive, a laptop computer and membership cards under several different names that gave him access to a variety of health clubs.
Investigators said they hope a GPS unit found inside the car will provide information as to where else Jando has been.
Jando has been arrested an accused of similar crimes in the Chicago area. At a St. Charles Xsport Fitness Center in 2009, an undercover police officer thought Jando was acting suspiciously in the locker room. A search at that time by St. Charles police uncovered 21 videos spanning six years, officials said.
No one could be reached for comment at the Jando family home in Skokie Wednesday night. The doctor has a published office address at Mobile Doctors on North Elston Avenue, and records indicate he's on the staff at Norwegian American Hospital on North Francisco. He also has a current Illinois license to practice podiatry.
Jando was ordered held on $200,000 bond. If he bails out, the judge has forbid him from leaving Michigan's Muskegon County.
[quote]they said there is still a lot of material to go through
Now that they have scored the exclusive on this story, you just know NBC is patting themselves on the back for snatching up reporter Dick Johnson. Only Dick Johnson has the resources to crack a story wide open and penetrate deeply to the innermost truth. Wherever men in locker rooms are being violated, rest assured Dick Johnson will be there.
Jando doesn't look as though he had any other reason to be in a locker room.
Which one of you bitches was it?
The thread is useless without...well, you know the drill.
WHERE can we view the footage?
A podiatrist? At least he didn't have a foot fetish.
"Inside the doctor's car following his arrest Tuesday, police said they found six toiletry bags, eight cameras, three cell phones, a computer hard drive, a laptop computer, membership cards under several different names that gave him access to a variety of health clubs, and a sheet of scrap paper with a contribution code to a website called Datalounge."
Is it a coincidence that a guy named Dick Johnson was assigned to a story about a guy on the hunt for dick and johnson?
And you wonder why guys do the towel dance.
I thought by Dick Johnson was a joke
Dick is always pounding away on his keyboard. He works long, hard hours, digging deep into the issues.Nothing pleases him more than getting down to the meat of a story, and presenting his work to a news-hungry and appreciative public. His powerful and gripping reporting leaves Dick's audience satisfied every time!
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This is why they towel dance.
This is one of those "I would NEVER do that, but I'd THINK about doing it" kind of things.
Really --- this guy is now in a shitload of trouble, which goes back to the " I would NEVER do that ...." thing.
I'd bet his lawyers will be filing some kind of diminished capacity/mental issue defense.
I live in Michigan!!! Can I be on jury duty?
It would be OK if, for example, it was dying Africans that had been filmed in Somalia. That would be porn with the righteous 'news' prefix.
[quote]This is why they towel dance.
But, they didn't towel dance and probably don't care. If they had towel danced, this guy wouldn't be under arrest.
The minute someone mentions a towel dance, no doubt they're totally out of shape and have a mini-dick. Isn't that right chubby, R14?
They'll be towel dancing now.
To me, you would only be a "victim" if you were recorded in a place where there was privacy. A locker room is a public place, regardless of the nudity. If you don't want people recording you in the nude there, then don't be in the nude there.
You are wrong, R20. I enjoy being naked, taking a shower with other men, and looking at them, and knowing that they are looking at me. I'm a truck driver and I go to gyms and truck stops all over the country. But I don't want anyone taking pictures or recording video. I also will not have sex in public, and I will not go to a gym or a truck stop where I know they have sex. All anyone has to do is tell me that they want to suck me off, and they can go to my truck sleeper with me. But I don't want any naked pictures of me on the internet.
This is why
[quote]To me, you would only be a "victim" if you were recorded in a place where there was privacy. A locker room is a public place, regardless of the nudity. If you don't want people recording you in the nude there, then don't be in the nude there.
Sadly, no one wants a pic of R20 clothed or naked.
Why "sadly," R24? I think that that speaks well of our society.