Kaiser Permanente pharmacist indicted on 71 charges

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A year after a Kaiser Permanente employee found a hidden camera inside a private bathroom at the Northeast Portland facility, a pharmacist who worked for the company was indicted on 71 charges, including invasion of privacy and possessing videos that depicted sexually explicit conduct with children.

Johnny Tuck Chee Chan was arresetd on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. (MCSO)

Johnny Tuck Chee Chan was arrested Monday by US Marshals in the 9900 block of Northeast Cascades Parkway, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office said.

Earlier in November, a grand jury heard from more than 50 separate witnesses over a 7-day period, the DA’s Office said.

The year-long investigation yielded an indictment that identifies 51 people, including one minor girl, who were recorded without their permission.

The DA’s office said the charges are as follows:

Count 1: Unlawfully and knowingly developed and-or duplicated a video showing a child’s intimate parts

Counts 2-7: To purposely satisfy his sexual desires, Chan possessed multiple videos showing sexually explicit conduct involving children under 18

Counts 8-35: Invasion of privacy of more than 2 dozen adults by creating videos while they were, individually, in a state of nudity and had an expectation of privacy

Counts 36-71: Invasion of privacy of more than 2 dozen different adults by creating videos where they were in a spot with a reasonable expectation of privacy.

Kaiser Permanente is fully cooperating with the investigators, authorities said. 

A search warrant said, “The camera was disguised by tin foil and black electrical tape. The electrical tape was used to affix the camera to a pipe and faced the bathroom’s toilet.” 

Kaiser told KOIN 6 News the building in which the camera was found was not a patient care facility and the bathroom was primarily used by employees. It added Chan was terminated immediately. 

An anonymous former coworker of Chan’s spoke with KOIN 6 News about the developments. She said Chan was sometimes a jerk but she expressed incredulity that he could have done something like this. 

Chan, 34, hired criminal defense attorney Jeff Turnoy. On Tuesday, Turnoy entered a not guilty plea to all the charges. Someone from Happy Valley posted $28,000 bail for Chan.

“We ask that people reserve judgment until the process has played out in court,” Turnoy said. 

Judge Shelley Russell ordered him to not access the internet pending his trial. His next court date is set for January 14, 2019.

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)

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