Ex-pharmacist now faces more than 100 charges

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A former pharmacist is now facing more than 100 charges for taking pictures of co-workers — including minors — with a secret camera.

Johnny Chan was arraigned on a new 34-count indictment Tuesday on top of the 71 charges he was already facing. 

Johnny Chan, a pharmacist at the Kaiser Permanente facility in Northeast Portland, was indicted on 71 charges involving invasion of privacy and taking videos without consent, November 27, 2018 (KOIN)

The 34-year-old who worked for Kaiser Permanente was arrested in November 2018. Prosecutors said he placed a hidden camera facing a toilet. 

Prosecutors said while working at Kaiser, he wore a small camera on his shoe so he could take up-skirt photos.

After he was fired, Chan got a job at Banana Republic at Cascade Station. Court documents say 12 days after starting there, he took 173 videos at that store including ones of employees and three minors.

Victims were expected to speak in court Tuesday but Chan’s defense team asked the district attorney for more time to gather information. 

“I never thought that this would happen to me,” one victim told KOIN 6 News. “So the first few days I cried nonstop over this. I’ve been very scared after all of this.”

The 22-year-old said she’s needed counseling to deal with the trauma of this crime.

She said if Chan isn’t properly punished, he’ll simply do this again. 

She also said some victims are thinking about suing Banana Republic for neglect in hiring Chan.

“I think it’s just scary that he had the audacity to do this again after he was already caught doing this a year ago,” she said.

Chan’s bail is set at $2 million. He’ll back back in court January 10, 2019. 

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