White Plains man charged with filming women in restrooms

A 24-year-old White Plains man is accused of using the camera in his cell phone to record women using the restrooms at the Galleria mall.

Milton Sisalima (left) of Battle Avenue was arraigned today in Westchester County Court on a 10-count indictment stemming from his actions on Feb. 20. That day, according to the Westchester District Attorney’s office, security officers watching surveillance cameras saw Sisalima entered the women’s restroom near Macy’s,

They found him locked in one of the stalls videotaping women under the stall dividers. His cell phone had images of women who had used that restroom.

In court papers, Sisalima told White Plains police that he had filmed women in restrooms numerous times for sexual gratification.

“I really thought I was going to get away with it because I’ve done it several times in the same bathroom and have even done it about six times in the women’s bathroom at Wal-Mart and never got caught,” he said in the court papers.

He also told police that he began watching women in restrooms when he was 13 living in Ecuador. He said he continued to do so after coming to White Plains in March 2009, according to the court papers.

Sisalima is charged with two felony counts of second-degree unlawful surveillance and eight misdemeanor counts of second-degree attempted unlawful surveillance. He is being held without bail and is due back in court on July 13. He faces up to four years in prison if convicted.