Patrick Lott, a 54-year-old assistant principal at Bernardsville Middle School since 2009, is facing more than 50 charges for using a hidden camera to videotape naked boys using the showers at Immaculata High School in Somerville, New Jersey (video below).
Police raided Lott’s home about two weeks ago and seized computer files that included videos of naked male students in the shower. Nine or more of the students were under the age of 16, according to WABC-TV. Lott is being held in the Somerset County jail on $500,000 bond.
Before becoming assistant principal at Bernardsville Middle School in 2009, Lott had been assistant principal of Bernards High School since 2003. He also coached wrestling at Montgomery High School for about 9 years.
“I enjoyed the interaction with the kids,” Lott explained to the Courier Journal in 2002. “You become attached to the kids you coach. There’s never a good time to move on.”
In 2010, Somerville’s Republican Committee listed Lott as their chairman in papers filed with the state’s Election Law Enforcement Commission.