Reporting Ron Jones
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The State Parks Department has been quiet after CBS13 uncovered allegations of a parks worker rigging parks bathrooms with cameras.
“These people have a right to know if they were victimized,” said attorney Jeffrey Fulton.
More than two-dozen victims have a right to know they were secretly videotaped by state parks employee Jesse Nungaray.
Fulton represents a state whistleblower who informed CBS13 about this case.
Nungaray secretly recorded dozens of men, women and children in the restrooms at the Oceano Campground on Pismo State Beach.
He was part of a parks construction crew travelling the state, modifying restrooms.
He was eventually busted after hidden cameras were found in his hotel room, possibly recording his neighbors next door.
“We believe Pismo Police Department has a copy of these videos,” Fulton said.
But why won’t the State Parks Department inform the public about the crime, and do the 25 confirmed victims even know about it?
CBS13 reached out to park officials after our story aired on Monday, but once again they were silent.
For weeks, we’ve asked for an on-camera interview, but they’ve refused to talk.
On Tuesday, we asked for a response from the governor’s office, which oversees the parks department. Still nothing.
Several lawmakers CBS13 reached out to aren’t responding either.
Even though Nungaray was busted for the Pismo Beach crime, we wanted answers on what other restrooms across the state did he repair, and how long was he employed.
Also, has the parks department changed the way it monitors construction crews remodeling restrooms?
And how many victims are there? And where is the video?
“It’s very easy to duplicate these [videos]. It’s very easy to share through social media, the Internet and other ways.”