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Man charged with spying on guest

February 21, 2017

​Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Stephen Rizco of the Highland Park Police Department said today that a borough man has been charged with video-recording a female visitor while she was taking a shower at his home.
 
Karl M. Kjer, 57, was charged on February 17, 2017 with one count of invasion of privacy of the woman, whose image was captured in a secret recording device when she showered at his home in the borough on June 11, 2015.
 
Kjer was charged after an investigation confirmed the identity of the 19-year-old victim. The defendant subsequently was released on a summons complaint.
 
The investigation determined the victim was visiting Kjer at his home when she was secretly recorded. Kjer no longer resides at the home and currently is a resident of Jersey City.
 
The video was among several obtained by police, who are attempting to identify other female victims whose images were illicitly captured by the defendant.
 
Potential victims and anyone with information are asked to contact Detective Donald Newton of the Highland Park Police Department at (732) 572-3800, or Detective Michael Connelly of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4340.
 
As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charge against Kjer is merely an accusation and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Defendant Karl M. Kjer

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