Teacher used hidden bathroom camera to film coworkers

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — An elementary school teacher who put a hidden camera in the school’s faculty bathroom has pleaded guilty to 12 counts of invasion of privacy.

Christopher Esnes, 42, of Long Hill, will forfeit his teaching license as part of a plea deal with the Morris County Prosecutor’s office. He entered his pleas Monday and will be sentenced April 17, when prosecutors will recommend that he get probation and 90 days community service.

Esnes admitted putting a camera in a faculty bathroom at the Littleton Elementary School in Parsippany during the 2016-17 school year. Officials have said no students were filmed, but they have not disclosed when the camera was installed, how long it was there or how it was discovered.

Esnes was suspended with pay immediately following his April 2017 arrest and was banned from entering school properties. He had been a physical education teacher at the elementary school since 2000.

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