NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Morris County man who used a spy camera to record his ex-girlfriend in the shower was sentenced to 3 years in prison, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.
William Zerden, 54, of Kinnelon Borough was sentenced on October 7 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.
Zerden was found guilty of two counts of third-degree invasion of privacy by a jury after a six day trial on July 27, 2022. He was sentenced to three years of New Jersey State Prison on each count, to run concurrently. He must also submit a DNA sample and pay $380.00 in fines and fees, Taggart said.
According to Taggart, Zerden had set up a spy camera and recorded his ex-girlfriend in the shower on two separate occasions without her consent.
Zerden was represented by Matthew Young, Esq. and the State was represented by Special Deputy Attorney General and Acting Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.