A volunteer firefighter in New Jersey has been arrested after being accused of videotaping teens using the bathroom in his home during a pool party.
Mitchell Morreale, a 45-year-old captain with the Lyndhurst Fire Department, was charged with invasion of privacy after four teenage girls reported the videotaping to police, according to The Bergen Record.
The girls had been at a pool party Friday with friends, including Morreale’s 19-year-old son, at his home on Livingston Avenue, police tell the Record. One of the teenagers noticed a light in a closet while she was using the bathroom and found what appeared to be a recording device. She called the other girls and they realized the device had been recording partygoers for about 30 minutes.
The teens recorded a portion of the footage to their cellphones and put it on a thumb drive that they later turned in to police.
Authorities charged Morreale Tuesday morning and confiscated the device, along with some of his home computer equipment. Police said Morreale had recorded himself setting up the device.
Morreale was suspended from the department, according to fire officials. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney.