Assistant Principal Videotaping Boys In Shower New Jersey – Assistant Principal Patrick Lott, 54, was caught videotaping the boys shower inside the Immaculata High School. Somerset County police placed him under arrest after finding a camera in the locker rooms. He was arraigned Wednesday.
In an investigation, detectives found hidden cameras set up in the high school shower area, according to the court document. The principal said they were security equipment to film thieves stealing items in lockers. A search of Lott’s home on Eastern Ave. turned up several videos of nude boys showering together.
Fifteen victims are listed in the court filing, nine of whom are under the age of 16. Lott faces multiple charges of second-, third- and forth-degree endangering the welfare of a child, and fourth-degree invasion of privacy.
Lott began working as an assistant principal at the school July 2009, after working at the same position at Bernards High School, according to reports. He also worked previously as an athletic coach at Immaculata, and was described in the report as a friendly administrator who would often greet his students with high-fives.
He was also a prominent figure in local political circles and ran for Somerville Borough Council in 2009, losing by less than 20 votes, according to reports.