BOSTON (CBS) – Prosecutors say a Brookline restaurant owner accused of secretly videotaping people for years inside a bathroom is already facing charges that include child rape.
Tze Chung, 63, of Weston, was arrested on Thursday. Police say he secretly recorded patrons and employees inside Taam China for at least three years.
Court documents say he allegedly edited 15 videos from 2015 to 2018 of women in the bathroom, primarily an employee he dated years before.
Customer Erin Seo expressed her discomfort in finding out. “It just made me so angry and that’s just disgusting.”
Police found the videos on Chung’s phone an iPad while investigating the child rape case against the restaurateur that surfaced in May.
Chung was charged with aggravated rape of a child, forcible rape of a child, indecent assault and battery on a child, posing a child in a state of nudity, possession of child pornography and secretly recording a person.
He was previously arraigned and ordered to wear a GPS bracelet after being released on $100,000 cash bail.
The Middlesex Distrct Attorney’s office said Chung is accused of sexually assaulting an underage girl who was known to him multiple times beginning in 2012. The victim allegedly found images of herself in her bathroom that were taken from 2014-2017 on Chung’s electronic devices.
However, not everyone seems to be buying the story as Chung’s sister remarked, “it just surprised me. I think this is somebody’s setup.”
Chung was arraigned Friday on the charges out of Brookline. Prosecutors said while Chung was being investigated in the initial case, they found images on his phone and iPad from the bathroom of Taam China.
For the Taam China charges, Chung’s bail was set at $7,500.
Police are looking for any victims who may have been caught on the camera inside the Brookline restaurant. Anyone who visited the business during a list of provided dates is asked to contact police.