Long Island Professor Accused of Placing Camera in Bathroom

A professor at the New York Institute of Technology has been arrested on charges he placed a camera disguised as a pen in a bathroom at the school's Old Westbury Village, Long Island campus.

Police say 39-year-old Jackie Conrad, of New York City, was arraigned Thursday on charges of unlawful surveillance.

He was arrested after a person reported finding a pen with recording capabilities in a handicap-accessible bathroom on the third floor of the Kenneth Riland Building. Police believe the camera had been in the bathroom for several hours.

A school spokeswoman released a statement saying Conrad, who was a professor in the anatomy department, was no longer an employee. She added that the security team inspected all buildings on campus and no other devices were found. 

Conrad's lawyer, Kevin Keating, told Newsday his client had an "exemplary personal and professional relationship."

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