Chiropractor charged after hidden camera found in bathroom at Springfield, NJ office

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Friday, May 10, 2024
Chiropractor charged after hidden camera found in bathroom
Toni Yates has the story in New Jersey on the hidden bathroom camera.

SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (WABC) -- A New Jersey chiropractor has been arrested after police say they found a hidden camera in a bathroom at his office.

55-year-old Gary Hecht of Summit, New Jersey, is charged with one count of third-degree invasion of privacy and one count of third-degree child endangerment.

Investigators got a tip about the camera on Monday after two employees noticed the camera in the bathroom.

According to the criminal complaint, when police searched the Hecht Chiropractic Office on Mountain Avenue in Springfield, they found the device in a cabinet facing the toilet.

After obtaining a search warrant, police recovered 17 electronic devices, including another camera, multiple iPads and several computers.

Officials say the camera was used to record victims "utilizing the bathroom during officer hours." Authorities say children who were patients may have also used the bathroom.

Hecht was arrested and charged but has been released from custody.

As they continue their investigation, police are asking anyone with information about Hecht or the case to come forward.

Contact Springfield Police Department Detective Luis Brito at 973-912-2246.


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