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Friday, July 25, 2014

Mark Landis: SF State Professor Allegedly Videotaped Students in Bathroom

Posted By on Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 7:23 AM

No longer professor Mark Landis
  • No longer professor Mark Landis
A former San Francisco State University professor has been charged with videotaping 15 students in his apartment bathroom.

Mark Landis, who was an associate professor of accounting in the College of Business, has been charged with 15 counts of invasion of privacy, according to a district attorney’s office spokesman Alex Bastian.

He is currently out of custody on $100,000 bail.
According to the Examiner, the former accounting professor allegedly invited over several current and former SFSU students for a party. He then secretly filmed them while they used the bathroom, authorities said. During one of those parties, a male student used the bathroom at Landis' house and noticed a tissue box with a flashing light inside. When he looked underneath the box, he found a camera. The student snatched the memory card from the camera, and an official investigation began. 

Adrianne Bee a spokeswoman for SFSU told SF Weekly that Landis is no longer a faculty member at the university. He worked there from 2006 until his resignation July 18.

Landis will be back in court July 29.

SF Weekly intern Dave Maruiz contributed to this report. 
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