Isla Vista resident arrested for planting hidden cameras in bathroom

Credit: Courtesy of the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department

Isla Vista Foot Patrol arrested a suspect on Tuesday for allegedly placing hidden cameras in the bathroom of a victim’s home in the 6500 block of Madrid Road in Isla Vista.

Foot patrol deputies identified the suspect as 21-year-old Justin Asinobi of Isla Vista. After deputies contacted Asinobi at his residence, they recovered several recording devices which they believe were used to record victims without their knowledge.

Asinobi was arrested on February 15 and sent to the main prison for invasion of privacy using an electronic device and eavesdropping. He is being held on an enhanced bond of $400,000. Sheriff’s deputies are continuing this investigation and will attempt to identify and contact other victims.

Anyone with additional information regarding this case may contact the Isla Vista Foot Patrol at (805) 681-4179, or may provide anonymous information by calling the Information Line at (805) 681-4171 or online at

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