20-year-old facing 16 charges for allegedly recording coworkers inside bathroom at Fenton Tim Hortons

Posted at 5:34 PM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-20 23:10:27-04

FENTON (WJRT) — A 20-year-old was arraigned Wednesday on 16 charges after he allegedly videotaped his coworkers at Tim Hortons in a bathroom, according a report by WJRT.

Eric Andrews of Grand Blanc Township appeared before a judge, who read the charges. Police say he recorded coworkers in the employee bathroom at the Tim Horton's on Silver Lake Road in Fenton for two years.

Andrews is facing the following 16 charges:

  • Two counts of child sexually abusive activity,
  • Eight counts of using a computer to commit a crime,
  • Two counts of possessing child sexually abusive material and
  • Four counts of capturing or distributing images of an unclothed person.

The Michigan State Police Computer Crimes Unit launched the investigation into Andrews. Searches of his electronic devices brought up recordings dating back to 2016, police say.

Investigators believe many of the victims in the case didn't know they had been videotaped until authorities contacted them. Four employees at the Tim Hortons were identified on the recordings, two of whom are minors.

Police are still trying to identify more people who appear in the videos.

Andrews also may have set up cameras inside bathrooms in people's homes, according to Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton. Investigators are working to identify those victims, as well.