By: Don Shaw email: don.shaw@pennsylvaniachronicle.com (570) 543-2961

Guilty: Nathan Gaul, 44, installing camera, filming people in grocery store corporate office bathroom

Guilty: Nathan Gaul, 44, installing camera, filming people in grocery store corporate office bathroom

Lancaster, PA

A Lititz man was convicted Monday of installing a camera and filming employees who used a bathroom at a Warwick Township grocery store’s corpoate offices. Nathan Gaul, 44, was convicted of misdemeanor invasion of privacy following a non jury trial before Lancaster County Judge Howard Knisely. After rendering his verdict, Judge Knisely sentenced Gaul to two years of probation.

Gaul was contracted as a cleaner for Stauffers of Kissel Hill when he installed the camera during jobs at the store between December 2017 and January 2018. Gaul used a recording device that allowed him to view via live stream, according to evidence presented by Assistant District Attorney Janie Swinehart at a suppression hearing and non jury trial Monday morning, October 8, 2019.

Gaul was caught when an employee at the store noticed a tablet device in a break room playing the livestream footage determined to belong to Gaul.

Northern Lancaster County Regional police investigated and filed charges. Police do not believe the footage was broadcast or disseminated; rather, only Gaul viewed it. Police found evidence that Gaul was live streaming the recordings and storing the footage as files.

 

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