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Hunterdon County EMT pleads guilty to secretly recording people in bathrooms

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ – A Hampton man charged for surreptitiously recording women and men without their consent while using bathrooms at the Lambertville-New Hope Rescue Squad and Flemington-Raritan Rescue Squad, pleaded guilty to invasion of privacy, according to Hunterdon County Prosecutor Renée M. Robeson.

Douglas Gimson, 32, of Hampton, pleaded guilty to three counts of third-degree invasion of privacy before Hunterdon County Superior Court Judge Angela F. Borkowski on September 17, Robeson said.

Under the terms of the plea agreement, the state will recommend that Gimson be sentenced to 180 days in jail, be subject to probation, and complete a psychosexual evaluation and treatment. He will also be required to forfeit his EMT license in the State of New Jersey, Robeson said.

The guilty plea is a result of an investigation conducted by the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit, Flemington Borough Police Department, and Lambertville City Police Department. Gimson was charged in both jurisdictions after it was discovered that he observed and secretly recorded multiple individuals while they were in bathrooms without the identified victims’ knowledge or consent, Robeson said.

The charges encompass numerous incidents from approximately November 2016 until May 2017 in Lambertville and from November 2019 until March 2020 in Flemington. Gimson was working as a licensed EMT during these crimes, Robeson said.

Gimson is scheduled to be sentenced on December 1, Robeson said,

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