A Flanders New Jersey man will be spending one year in jail, followed by four years of probation, after pleading guilty to illegally videotaping multiple sexual encounters.
The suspect is a 29-year-old man from the Flanders section of Mount Olive, NJ. He was arrested last year after Mount Olive detectives determined that he used his iPhone to secretly videotape sexual encounters with six women.
The suspect reportedly had sex with the women at his apartment, which allowed him to easily film the encounters without the women’s knowledge.
Mount Olive police investigated the suspect and reportedly found evidence of the videos stored on his personal computer. Police subsequently arrested the suspect and charged him with numerous sex crimes.
The suspect ultimately avoided trial in the case by reaching a plea deal with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. In exchange for the suspect pleading guilty to six counts of invasion of privacy, prosecutors agreed to recommend a lenient sentence.
A judge still had to sign off on the plea agreement. Now a Morris County Superior Court judge, sitting in Morristown, has approved the plea deal and sentenced the suspect to one years behind bars and four years of probation.
In addition to being sentenced to jail time and probation, the suspect will also be required to undergo mental health counseling after he is released from jail.
At sentencing, the judge said that the suspect cause “great psychological and emotional harm” to his victims. The judge further noted that the suspect had kept the videos of the victims “as trophies” and “souvenirs of his conquests.”
For further information about this case, read the DailyRecord.com article, “Flanders Man Who Filmed Sex Gets Jail, Probation.”