UC Irvine medical school doctor is accused of secretly filming people in bathroom at his home
A doctor in the UC Irvine School of Medicine is charged with disorderly conduct on allegations of secretly filming people in the bathroom of his home, the Orange County district attorney’s office said Friday.
Dr. Duc Minh Vu, 33, is identified on the UCI medical school website as a clinical instructor in the neurology department.
For the record:
4:00 p.m. Aug. 6, 2018This article originally stated incorrectly that Dr. Vu was arrested. He was not taken into custody.
The university did not respond to a request for comment about the doctor’s current employment status.
Vu is accused of placing two concealed cameras in the restroom of his Orange home — one that appeared to be a black USB charger and another disguised as a digital clock, according to prosecutors. More than a dozen guests and roommates were secretly filmed by the cameras, prosecutors said.
One of the people discovered the cameras on Aug. 5, 2017, and called the Orange Police Department, prosecutors said.
If convicted, Vu could face a maximum sentence of 6½ years in county jail, the DA’s office said. A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Sept. 10.
Susan Wolbarst, a spokeswoman for the California Medical Board, said Vu’s medical license is unaffected so far because he has not been convicted.
“A charge is an allegation — it’s nothing that’s been proven,” Wolbarst said.
If Vu is convicted, she said, he would be required to report the crime to the state board.
Daily Pilot staff contributed to this report.
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