Police: 8 Victims In Mall Bathroom Camera-Plant

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (WCCO) — Police said eight people were victims after someone planted a video camera in the bathroom of a St. Cloud shopping mall.

On Monday, Joshua Lavalle was arrested at his home in Rice, located just north of St. Cloud. He now faces a felony charge.

Police said the 24-year-old Lavalle placed a cell phone camera inside one of the Crossroads Mall’s family restrooms, near the food court, on Black Friday. Someone using the bathroom noticed the phone under a sink with the red light flashing. He removed the phone and gave it to police.

On Wednesday, police said they believed eight people were victims in the case, but they couldn’t identify any of them because of where the camera was placed.

A police representative said they believe it’s possible some other businesses outside of the mall may also be victims of Lavalle.

They were granted a search warrant to search Lavalle’s phone and found several photos and videos. Police then contacted Lavalle’s girlfriend who said they were at Crossroads Mall on Nov. 25 and during that time Lavalle left to use the restroom several times. She told police he said he wasn’t feeling well.

Police say of the victims recorded in the family restroom, at least two appeared to be young boys and four were women.

  • Sandy in White Bear Lake

    What a stupid comment.

    And relating to the story, what a poor, sick individual.

  • Bob

    Who said it was the women’s bathroom…

    • At

      I’m shy if you at my p p

      • At


  • hmmm

    If it was under a sink what would he get on the video? Its not like people wash their hands naked?

    • Ashley

      It said it was a family restroom, meaning that its one big bathroom, there are no stalls and Im guessing if I remember right the sink where the camera was is right across from one of the toilets.

  • Rags

    8 victims identified by crotch.

  • Cindy

    Glad they caught him when he is still young before he moves up to the more violent stuff….

    • Jam Fest

      yeah – he had an appointment to meet with Amy Senser Friday to learn how to take out someone and walk away….oops, drive away and never look back.
      Legal murder they call it ….. the Killer Senser within

  • jackactionhero

    I used to spy on boys when I was in my 20s..Now I’ve graduated to porn wiith guys in leather with big mustaches.

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