Ex-DirecTV repairman accused of recording women naked makes first court appearance

Judge: Jardino Mesina poses 'safety concern'

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - A former DirecTV repairman accused of using his smartphone to record women naked in their homes, made his first court appearance Friday. 

Jardino Mesina, 35, is facing three misdemeanors.  Prosecutors said if convicted, he could face two years behind bars and be forced to register as a sex offender.

Judge Richard Whitney said Mesina posed a “significant public risk” and set bail at $75,000.

According to prosecutors, Mesina was arrested in October after using his smartphone to video record a 17-year-old girl undress after a shower.  

Mesina was in the house repairing the family’s DirecTV system.  The girl and her mother found the phone and called police before Mesina left the house.

A City Attorney prosecutor said the teenager might not be the only victim.

“This defendant poses a major community safety concern both to this victim, the other victims, who’ve yet to be identified,” she said.

DirecTV fired Mesina shortly after his arrest.  The judge also approved a restraining order, keeping Mesina away from this teenager and her family. 

Defense attorney Brian Mason wouldn’t say how his client is handling the charges.

“I can say that his family is in support of him.  He has a very good family.  They’re behind him,” said Mason.

Mesina will be back in court on Jan. 23 to be arraigned.  His bail will be reviewed in February.

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