Man accused of placing hidden camera in Santa Cruz cafe bathroom facing felony charges

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (KGO) -- A man is facing two felony counts after investigators say he hid a camera in the bathroom of a Santa Cruz coffee shop.

Sage Savage is being charged with sexual exploitation of a child and burglary.

Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Deputies say the camera was the size of a USB charger and was plugged into an outlet facing a toilet.

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An employee found the device which investigators say had recorded 12 people, including children.

Detectives were able to identify Savage as the suspect.

Investigators say a search of his home turned up more evidence linking him to the camera.
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