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Man accused of hiding camera in bathroom, recording minor, adults

POHATCONG TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A Monmouth County man is charged with allegedly placing a hidden camera in a bathroom and recording multiple people using the toilet and shower, according to the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office.

In March of 2023, an adult victim reported to law enforcement that a man, who was later identified as Macarius Salib, 32, of Marlboro and a family friend, was allegedly recording her while she was in the restroom of her residence in Pohatcong Township, authorities said.

Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that Salib hid a cellphone in a laundry basket in the restroom facing the toilet and shower in order to record those using the bathroom. It was also determined that Salib was using a second cellphone to remotely access the recording device and save the videos, the prosecutor’s office said.

After analyzing Salib’s second cellphone, the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit observed several videos of the original victim and another adult victim with their intimate parts exposed in the restroom. In addition, videos were found of a 16-years-old, authorities said.

Salib was charged with second-degree manufacturing child pornography, third-degree endangering the welfare of a child, and three counts of third-degree invasion of privacy. He remains lodged in Warren County Jail pending his first appearance in Warren County Superior Court.

The investigation remains ongoing and if anyone has information regarding this case or has additional information about Macarius Salib, contact the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office, Special Victim’s Unit at 908-475-6040 or 908-475 6060.

The Warren County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victim’s and Cyber Crimes Units, the Pohatcong Township Police Department and the Marlboro Police Department assisted in the inveisgation.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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