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Brick Police Bust Matawan Man for Recording Women With Hidden Bathroom Camera, Posting Online

Michael Mattina (Photo: OCPO)

Michael Mattina (Photo: OCPO)

Brick police announced the arrest of a 54-year-old Matawan man for allegedly recording six women, including a 16-year-old, with a hidden camera in a bathroom.

A statement from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office said Michael Mattina, 54, of Matawan, secretly recorded six female victims, including one sixteen-year-old victim, utilizing a hidden camera located in the bathroom of a residence in Brick Township. A further investigation revealed that Mattina posted the videos of the victims on two adult websites, the statement said.

Mattina was charged with five counts of invasion of privacy for recording the videos, as well as six additional counts for invasion of privacy for posting them online. Because one of the victims was a minor, he was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child, manufacturing child pornography and distributing child pornography.

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Mattina was processed at Brick Township police headquarters and released on a summons pending a future court appearance. Authorities would not say how Mattina was alleged to have gained access to the victims’ bathroom.

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