Lyndhurst NJ Man Reaches Plea Deal, Admits Recording Teenage Girls in Bathroom
A former volunteer fire captain in Lyndhurst New Jersey recently pleaded guilty to videotaping teenage girls who used his bathroom. Now he is likely to avoid prison time under the terms of a favorable plea deal reached with Bergen County prosecutors.
According to authorities, the suspect hid his iPod in a bathroom closet and used it to record teen girls in the bathroom at his home. The suspect’s residence is located on Livingston Avenue in Lyndhurst, NJ.
When the alleged sex offenses were committed, the victims were in attendance at a pool party being held at the residence.
A couple of the teenage victims saw the suspect’s iPod and later notified Lyndhurst NJ police.
The Lyndhurst Police Department conducted an investigation and then arrested the suspect. He was charged with multiple sex crimes in connection with the illicit video recordings.
The 45-year-old suspect later reached a plea deal with Bergen County prosecutors. In exchange for the suspect pleading guilty to fourth degree invasion of privacy, prosecutors will recommend that he be sentenced to probation instead of prison.
If the case had gone to trial in Bergen County Superior Court, which located in Hackensack, he would have been subject to a sentence of 3-5 years in NJ State Prison.
Under the terms of the suspect’s plea deal, he will have to undergo sex offender counseling. However, he will not have to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law.
For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Ex-Firefighter Accused of Videotaping Girls in Bathroom Offered Plea Deal.”