A Brookline restaurant owner was arrested for allegedly videotaping customers in the restaurant’s bathroom, police say.
Brookline Police put out a release on Thursday, saying detectives had arrested the man, 63-year-old Weston native Tze Chung, in the afternoon after videos came out with customers in the bathroom.
This afternoon, detectives arrest a man for videotaping patrons in a bathroom at his restaurant, police need your help identifying victims. 423 Harvard Street, read about it. https://t.co/I6Og5Xffv7
— Brookline PD (@BrooklineMAPD) June 7, 2018
The videos came after an investigation into the incidents, which all happened at the Taam China on Harvard Street.
Police released dates for the instances in hopes of finding the victims, listing 20 dates over three years, and telling customers to contact them if they were in the restaurant on any of these days.
Pam Fleetman, an Acton native who occasionally eats at the restaurant with her son, was shocked by the news.
“It’s just creepy and disgusting, and there’s just a sickness in society,” Fleetman said.
Meanwhile, one employee of almost 10 years says she doesn’t believe the accusations.
“I’m telling you, it’s probably somebody who just wanted to get back at him for something,” Ruth Dinerman said.
The owner’s sister, Connie Chung, agreed that someone has it out for the restaurant owner.
“He not really do any bad things,” Chung said.
The man was charged with two counts of aggravated rape of a child and forcible rape of a child.
He was also charged with three counts of indecent assault and battery on a child, one count posing a child in a state of nudity and secretly recording a person, and four counts of possession of child pornography.
Chung is scheduled to be arraigned in court on Friday.