Redwood City nurse accused of filming co-workers assigned psychiatrist 

A former night-shift nurse in Redwood City has been prescribed a psychiatrist after he was caught filming co-workers using the toilet in a hospital bathroom last October, according to San Mateo County prosecutors.

Carlo Alcober, 34, of San Mateo, pleaded no contest earlier this month to charges that he used surgical tape to stick a micro digital camera to a bathroom wall at Redwood City Kaiser Hospital, prosecutors said.

On Friday, a judge agreed Alcober’s mental health should be assessed in connection with the disturbing charges.

Five women were taped in the unisex bathroom in the medical surgical unit on the 7th floor, prosecutors said. One of the victims discovered the camera after spotting the white surgical tape stuck to the wall near the bathroom door, they said.

“She took [the camera] off the wall and notified her supervisor;” prosecutors said.

The same victim then saw Alcober enter the bathroom and come out “looking upset and nervous,” prosecutors said. Alcober then asked another co-worker whether anything unusual was found in the bathroom, prompting police to approach him with the camera evidence, they said.

Alcober is set to return to court for sentencing Sept. 10, at which point the results of his mental health review will be assessed.

The lewd recordings occurred about a year after an English teacher at Mills High School in Millbrae was accused of attaching cameras in the girl’s bathroom and also under his classroom desk.

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