A grand jury has returned a 38-count indictment against a Gloucester County man who allegedly watched and recorded girls using middle and high school bathrooms across South Jersey.

Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill Mayer says 52-year-old Gregory R. Mahley of West Deptford is facing charges for manufacturing and possessing images of child sexual abuse material.

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Authorities say an investigation by the Gloucester Township Police Department began last September after mirrors were discovered on the inside of stalls in a girls’ bathroom at Glen Landing Middle School.

According to officials,

Mahley, an HVAC technician who had access to various areas of the school, including utility closets adjacent to the girls’ bathroom, is accused of peering at minor females through the vents while they used the bathroom stalls where the mirrors were affixed. From that vantage point, on September 9, 2020, the first full day of the school year, Mahley allegedly used a tablet to record videos of seven minor females between the ages of 12 and 13, and one teacher, while they used the restroom stalls. Mahley was later located by police inside the utility closet, where he was allegedly recording the videos, and was detained.

Additionally, police allege that Mahley engaged in the same type of activity in 2013 and 2014 in three high schools in Cape May and Gloucester Counties. Mayer says authorities searched computers in Mahley's home and found, "multiple additional videos connected to those locations."

In the incident from last September, Gloucester Township Police Detectives worked with members of the Camden County Prosecutor's Office and school personnel to identify each victim and notify their parents.

From 2013 and 2014, members of the Middle Township, West Deptford, and the Harrison Township Police Departments, along with detectives from the Cape May and Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Offices determined the identity of those 13 victims.

In total, detectives say there were 20 victims between the ages of 12 and 17 and one adult.

Mayer said in a statement, "Invasions of privacy such as this are unthinkable, particularly when it involves children. We are grateful for the collaboration between the Assistant Prosecutors and law enforcement officers from Camden County, Gloucester County, and Cape May County- all of whom worked tirelessly over a period of months to identify, locate, and notify each of the victims of these offenses."

Mahley is currently being held in the Camden County Jail pending trial.

All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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