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Somerville Man Facing Nude Photograph Charges



    Somerville Man Facing Nude Photograph Charges

    A Somerville, Massachusetts man is set to be arraigned for allegedly taking nude photographs of two unsuspecting people nearly a year ago.

    Paul Leondike, 47, is accused of taking pictures of two men in a bathroom stall at the Cambridgeside Galleria on Oct. 19, 2017. He is charged with 51 counts of photographing an unsuspecting nude person and attempting to commit a crime.

    Cambridge police were informed by mall security that two men believed they'd been photographed in the bathroom stalls of the men's room.

    After authorities spoke with Leondike, they learned he had allegedly reached under the bathroom stall divider and used his cell phone to take pictures. A man believed to be Leondike was in the men's room at the mall for hours, according to a review of mall security footage. A subsequent search of his cell phone found images of men using the restroom.

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    NBC10 Boston has learned that Leondike worked at a hotel around the corner from the mall. The hotel issued a statement saying that it is aware of the charges and that it is cooperating with authorities.

    Leondike was indicted on Sept. 20 and is set to appear in Middlesex Superior Court on Thursday. 

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