A former Collier County teacher admitted placing a recording device in a girl’s bathroom

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COLLIER COUNTY

A former Collier County teacher admitted to authorities that he installed a recording device in a girl’s bathroom at the school where he taught, according to a criminal offense affidavit.

Diego Alberto Rojas-Pulido was jailed in Lee County Jail before being transferred to Collier County where he will face a judge on Thursday.

The investigation into Rojas-Pulido, 37, began Wednesday after a student told a school counselor at Pinecrest Elementary School that there was a recording device in the bathroom.

According to the affidavit, three students had told Rojas-Pulido about the device. He removed it but did not report it to school administration because he believed it was a helmet, according to the affidavit.

He initially denied buying the device, the document says. Investigators asked him to take a polygraph test, but Rojas-Pulido postponed it.

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Rojas-Pulido’s home on Thursday after his roommate called to report he had attempted suicide.

When authorities arrived, they found Rojas-Pulido in the tub and began to rescue.

Deputies also found a USB stick on top of his safe with a note reading: “to Collier Sheriff and my family”.

The trip included his will, final farewells and an “admission of guilt”.

In a note to his mother, he apologizes “for the mistake he made and describes that he had a problem for 30 years and had a disease in his head for as long as he s ‘remember’.

He also said: “I confess my guilt for placing a recording device in a bathroom. No one but me did it. I ordered these devices and still chickened out , and this time I was caught.

Rojas-Pulido is still being held in the Collier County Jail.

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