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Hunterdon County EMT sentenced for secretly recording people in bathrooms

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ –  A Hunterdon County man has been sentenced to 90 days in county jail for secretly recording women and men without their consent while using bathrooms at the Lambertville-New Hope Rescue Squad and Flemington-Raritan Rescue Squad, according to Hunterdon County Prosecutor Renée M. Robeson.

Douglas B. Gimson, 32, of Hampton Borough was sentenced by Hunterdon County Superior Judge Angela Borkowski on January 14, Robeson said.

Gimson was sentenced to 90 days in county jail also 3 years of probation, 20 days in the Sheriff’s Labor Assistance Program (SLAP), forfeiture of his EMT license, and is prohibited from working in the healthcare profession. He will undergo a psychosexual evaluation and is forbidden from contact with the victims, Robeson said.

He pleaded guilty to three counts of third-degree invasion of privacy on September 17, 2020, Robeson said.

The charges were a result of a joint investigation conducted by the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office’s Special Victims Unit, Flemington Borough Police Department, and Lambertville City Police Department, Robeson said.

Gimson was charged in both jurisdictions after it was discovered that he observed and secretly recorded multiple individuals while they were in various bathrooms without the victims’ knowledge or consent. The charges encompass numerous incidents from November 2016 until May 2017 in Lambertville and from November 2019 until February 2020 in Flemington. Gimson was working as a licensed EMT during these crimes, Robeson said.

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