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New Jersey Man Admits Putting Hidden Camera in Neighbor's Bathroom

The 56-year-old allegedly hoped to videotape a 13-year-old nude

What to Know

  • A Newton, New Jersey man has admitted installing a hidden camera in his neighbor's bathroom in hopes of videotaping a 13-year-old nude
  • Joseph Rebisz pleaded guilty to criminal attempt/endangering by photographing or filming a child in a prohibited sexual act or in simulation
  • The 56-year-old will undergo evaluation and register as sex offender; Camera was discovered before any images of teen were taken

A New Jersey man has admitted installing a hidden camera in his neighbor's bathroom in hopes of videotaping a 13-year-old nude.

Joseph Rebisz of Newton pleaded guilty Monday to criminal attempt/endangering by photographing or filming a child in a prohibited sexual act or in the simulation of such an act.

Under terms of a plea agreement, the 56-year-old will undergo an evaluation and register as a sex offender under Megan's Law. He could face up to 3 years in prison.

Rebisz had a copy of his neighbor's key to take care of the neighbor's dogs when they were away. He placed the camera facing the shower.

The camera was discovered before Rebisz captured any images of the teen.

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