Lyndhurst NJ Man Gets Probation for Invasion of Privacy, Videotaping Teen Girls in Home Bathroom
A man who volunteered as a fire captain in Lyndhurst NJ is set to avoid prison despite pleading guilty to videotaping girls who used his bathroom.
According to law enforcement, the suspect used an iPod to secretly record teenage girls who used the bathroom at his home, which is located on Livingston Avenue in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. The victims were at his residence in order to attend a pool party.
After a few of the teen girls found the suspect’s iPod, they used their cell phones to record the footage and then handed it over to Lyndhurst NJ police.
The suspect was subsequently placed under arrest and charged with various sex offenses.
The 45-year-old suspect, who also served as a youth football coach in Lyndhurst, New Jersey, eventually reached a plea agreement with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office. Under the terms of the plea deal, the suspect will avoid prison time and will instead be sentenced to a term of probation. The favorable terms come in exchange for the suspect pleading guilty to fourth degree invasion of privacy.
If the suspect had gone to trial in Bergen County Superior Court, located in Hackensack, NJ, he would have been subject to a term of incarceration of 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
As part of the suspect’s probation requirements, he will need to undergo sex offender counseling. However, he will not be required to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law.
For further information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Ex-Firefighter Accused of Videotaping Girls in Bathroom Offered Plea Deal.”