New Jersey Assistant Principal Facing Charges He Videotaped Boys Showering

Patrick Lott, Bernardsville Middle School’s Assistant Principal, faces multiple criminal charges concerning his conduct while a volunteer at the nearby Roman Catholic high School Immaculata in Somerset New Jersey. Lott is facing criminal charges for allegedly videotaping young boys, 9 of whom are under the age of 16, while they were showering in Immaculata’s communal boys locker room. Until his arrest, Lott was a volunteer at Immaculata High School, a diocesan Catholic high school run by the Diocese of Metuchen in New Jersey.
According to one local media report, “According to Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey Soriano, search warrants were executed at Lott’s house on Dec. 13 and Dec. 16 through the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit. Detectives with the Computer Crimes Unit, Soriano said, also searched Lott’s computer files and digital recordings.
In the search, Soriano said, detectives found videos of nude boys showering in Immaculata High School’s communal shower area. A total of nine of the teenagers identified in the video are under the age of 16, Soriano said.
Detectives, Soriano said, also found the spot in the school area where a camera had been installed for video recording. Soriano said Lott is affiliated with the high school as a volunteer.
Lott was lodged in the Somerset County Jail, with bail set at $500,000 cash or bond. Soriano said that as a condition of Lott’s bail, he is not to have any contact with any child under age 16, and cannot have contact either with any victims or the staff and faculty at Immaculata High School.”