HVAC contractor charged with spying on girls at another N.J. school

A former contractor who was charged earlier this month with recording young girls in bathroom stalls at a Camden County school was now facing charges for doing the same thing at a Cape May County high school several years ago, authorities allege.

An investigation revealed that Gregory Mahley, 51, of West Deptford, performed HVAC work at the Cape May County Technical High School and recorded multiple people in a bathroom on October 15, 2013, March 20, 2014, and April 22, 2014, according to a joint statement from the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office and Middle Township Police.

Mahley, who worked for eight years for Multi-Temp Mechanical, Inc., in Westville, was arrested and charged Wednesday with 10 counts of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child for manufacturing child pornography and 10 counts of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child for possessing the child pornography, the office said.

All the victims who were recorded are now adults and have been identified, and contacted by authorities, police said.

The discovery of Mahley’s alleged crimes in Cape May County came after he was arrested on Sept. 9 for recording girls in the stalls at Glen Landing Middle School, in Camden County, officials said.

Authorities said he installed mirrors onto the back of bathroom stall doors that allowed him to secretly record girls using the restroom through an air conditioning vent.

Once the mirrors were discovered, school officials found Mahley inside the utility closet where he recorded the videos, the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office said in a release earlier this month. During the investigation, multiple devices were seized from his home and his work vehicle.

While performing a search of a tablet he owned, detectives located videos of six minor female students and one adult and charged him with seven counts of second degree and third degree endangering the welfare of a child and eight counts of invasion of privacy charges, authorities said.

Following his arrest, police said they were investigating other buildings he might have worked in which ultimately led to him being charged in Cape May County.

Mahley will remain at the Camden County Correctional Center pending future court proceedings, authorities said.

Prosecutors in Cape May County and Camden County said the investigation remained ongoing and anyone with information was asked to contact either Camden prosecutor’s Detective Briana Hagan at 609-508-3333, Gloucester Township Police Detective Brian Farrell at 856-228-4500, the Middle Township Police Department at 609-465-8700, or the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit at 609-465-1135.

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Chris Sheldon may be reached at [email protected]

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