NJ contractor accused of placing mirrors to spy on girls in middle school bathroom

Kimberly Dole
September 11, 2020 - 4:23 pm
Gregory Mahley

Gloucester Township Police Department


GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- A contractor at a New Jersey middle school was arrested Wednesday for using mirrors to spy on girls inside a bathroom, officials said.

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According to police on Thursday, 51-year-old Gregory Mahley was charged after staffers at Glen Landing Middle School spotted mirrors that had been installed on interior doors in a girls' bathroom.

"Staff became suspicious that someone was peering through an air conditioning vent located overtop of the bathroom stalls," police said in a statement.

Mahley's charges include invasion of privacy, manufacturing, and possession of child pornography.

Police Chief David Harkins said school employees contacted police were Mahley was cuffed less than an hour later.

Harkins noted that there is no evidence that Mahley had illicit contact with any students.

Investigators on Thursday were still working to determine whether any young girls were photographed inside the bathroom, after finding mirrors attached to three stalls.

The mirrors were found just one day after classes resumed, the Courier-Post reports.

Mahley was an eight-year employee for Multi-Temp Mechanical, which was then contracted to handle the school’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system by the Gloucester Township Board of Education, authorities said.

A full inspection of all the schools and facilities Mahley may have accessed were ordered by  Gloucester Township Public Schools with no problems found, police added.

"We’re pretty confident that this is a new incident, that it has not been occurring prior in any Gloucester Township school," Harkins said. "We are backtracking now to see where [Mahley] may have gone."

Mahley is due to appear in court on Sept. 15, records show.

"The district has been instructed, due to the ongoing nature of this investigation, not to comment further at this time," Gloucester Township Public Schools Superintendent John Bilodeau said in a statement.