Middle School Principal Allegedly Recorded Boys Showering
Patrick Lott, Bernardsville Middle School assistant principal, has been arrested for allegedly recording boys showering at Immaculata High School in Somerset County, N.J., where he was a volunteer,the New Jersey Journal reports.
Lott was arrested last week after authorities used a Superior Court search warrant to find videos of the nude teenagers in his home.
Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey Soriano told the Journal that nine of the boys videotaped were under 16 years old. According to the report, authorities have notified a total of 22 victims.
Based on the results of the search warrant, CBS New York reports the videos were recorded over a span of nearly three years, beginning in 2008.
A high-ranking and respected educator at the middle school and in the community, Lott recently ran for the Somerville Borough Council on the Republican ticket, NBC New York Reports. His bid was unsuccessful.
Lott now faces charges including child endangerment. He is currently being held in the Somerset County Jail on $500,000 bail.
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