Authorities have arrested a man that worked at a southern New Jersey school as a custodian. The man was arrested late last month, accused of placing eight cameras around the school and filming students and teachers, including in student changing areas. The man had to resign as chief custodian at the high school, and prosecutors say the man was in charge of the surveillance system at the school.
He is now facing charges of invasion of privacy, and extreme damage to his reputation. According to reports, he turned himself into police and was released while he awaits court proceedings. People who are arrested for crimes often don't understand the legal process. Speaking with an experienced criminal defense attorney in New Jersey might be a wise decision.
The authorities in this case claim the man placed pinhole-size cameras in classrooms, a choir room and other places around the campus. According to a new report, the man has not publicly been accused of placing the cameras and linking them to the surveillance system, but prosecutors say that the man was in charge of the cameras. Those who are arrested, especially for a crime that affects their current job, might have a difficult time finding employment in the future. They may have to explain any convictions to future employers.
An experienced attorney can help a person accused of a crime defend their reputation and record. When evidence is lacking or was gathered illegally people should work to form a rigorous defense and receive a fair trial.
Source: The Huffington Post, "John Martin, New Jersey School Custodian, Accused Of Secretly Filming Students, Teachers," Geoff Mulvihill, Nov. 28, 2012