Atwater PD arrested an alleged pervert for charges of possession of child pornography, eavesdropping and invasion of privacy.

Police say a 35-year-old man was arrested in Atwater after an investigation revealed evidence that he installed a camera in the bathroom of a friend’s home, a bathroom that Sanghera allegedly knew was primarily used by the juveniles residing in the house.

Police were initially contacted by the mother of the children after she located the camera attached to a lighting fixture. Sanghera is a long time family friend and had visited the home on the evening of 01/12/2020, police say.

The mother was able to remove the SD card from the camera and found footage of Sanghera as he was installing the camera as well as separate footage of herself as she was getting dressed.

Detectives found more footage which showed two juveniles, at separate times, unclothing and taking a shower.

Sanghera was arrested at his home without incident and questioned by detectives prior to being booked at the Merced County Jail.