HVAC worker arrested after mirrors found in Gloucester Township school bathroom: Police

Friday, September 11, 2020
Mirrors found in school bathroom; worker arrested: Police
MIRRORS FOUND: An HVAC worker is facing charges after authorities made a strange discovery inside the girl's bathroom of a New Jersey school.

GLOUCESTER TWP., New Jersey (WPVI) -- An HVAC employee is facing charges after authorities made a strange discovery inside the girl's bathroom of a Camden County, New Jersey school this week.

Officials at Glen Landing Middle School say on September 9 they found mirrors installed on the stalls inside one of the bathrooms.

Police say school officials became suspicious and suspected someone could be using the mirrors to peer into the stalls from an air conditioning vent above.

According to the Gloucester Township Police Department, Gregory Mahley, 51, of West Deptford, is being charged with endangering the welfare of a child, invasion of privacy, and possession of child pornography.

Gloucester Township Police Chief David Harkins said, "I believe they were two 12 by 12 mirrors."

The chief said Mahley put those mirrors in three different stalls.

"We have recovered electronic devices. He definitely would have had a viewpoint of the mirrors coming through," said Harkins.

Mahley was an eight-year employee of Multi-Temp Mechanical, Inc., located in Westville. The company was contracted by the Gloucester Township Board of Education to perform Heating-Ventilation-Air Conditioning services at the school.

Police are still trying to find out if Mahley setup mirrors at other schools.

"We have alerted all the schools and law enforcement agencies to look out for this mirror type configuration," said Harkins.

It's still unclear how long the mirrors were installed before they were discovered.

"I am very disturbed to learn of criminal charges filed today against an employee of an outside contractor who was performing HVAC work at Glen Landing Middle School. Upon notification of suspicious behavior, the school's administration immediately contacted local law enforcement authorities," said Superintendent John Bilodeau in a statement.

Police are urging anyone who thinks they may be a victim to contact the Gloucester Township Police Department at 856-228-4500.