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Man who placed hidden bathroom camera in a Sussex County home sentenced to prison

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to endangering the wlfare of a child and invasion of privacy, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch.

Joseph J. Krenicky, 48, of Glenwood was sentenced by the Honorable Thomas J. Critchley, Jr., J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on Sept. 13, Koch said.

Krenicky had been hired as an electrician to perform work in the victims’ home.  During the course of the defendant’s work, he secreted a spy-camera disguised as a portable power bank in the bathroom of the residence without the victims’ permission or knowledge.  The spy camera captured and recorded videos of the victims in various stages of undress, including one victim who was under the age of 18, Koch said.

Krenicky was sentenced to three years state prison with parole supervision for Life.  He must also register for Megan’s Law, submit a DNA sample and pay $1,280.00 in fines and fees, Koch said.

Krenicky pled guilty on May 21, 2019, to second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, and third-degree invasion of privacy, Koch said. 

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