New York Man Accused of Photographing Couple Having Sex in Fort Lee NJ Motel
According to Fort Lee law enforcement, the criminal incident went down at the Skyview Motel, which is located on Bergen Boulevard in Fort Lee, New Jersey.
The suspect allegedly opened a window to the room, moved his hand inside, and began to take photographs of the room occupants as they were naked and engaged in sexual activity.
The victims stopped as soon as they saw the suspect’s hand sticking into the room. The suspect then allegedly ran to the motel parking lot, got into a black Toyota Sienna, and drove off.
The victims dialed 911 and notified the Fort Lee Police Department. As the suspect was driving off, witnesses were able to take note of his license plate number. Additionally, witnesses said that the suspect’s vehicle had a New York Volunteer Ambulance Service license plate.
Fort Lee NJ police investigated the disturbing incident and later identified the 54-year-old suspect as man who likely snapped the illicit photographs. He was later arrested and charged with the sex crime of invasion of privacy.
If the suspect is convicted on the very serious criminal charges, he would be in store for significant criminal penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:14-9, anyone who, without consent, observes another person who is nude or who is engaging in sexual contact can be charged with a fourth degree crime. A conviction on charges of fourth degree invasion of privacy could lead to a term of incarceration of up to 18 months in New Jersey State Prison.
In this case, the suspect could face even more severe penalties because the statute includes enhanced penalties for anyone who unlawfully photographs or videotapes someone else engaged in sexual contact. Since this offense would be classified as a third degree felony, the suspect could potentially be sentenced to 3-5 years in NJ State Prison if convicted.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect was released on his own recognizance. He will have to appear in Bergen County Superior Court, which is located in Hackensack NJ, at a later date to answer the charges against him.
For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “New York Man Peeped on Nude Motel Guests, Police Say.”