University Employee Charged With Secretly Taping Breast-Pumping Co-Worker

Employers are now required to provide female employees with a private space, other than a bathroom, to pump breast milk. And here's a good reason why: An employee at DeSales University, a private Catholic university, was topless and pumping in her office when she heard something and, looking up, spotted a small hole in a ceiling tile, and what appeared to be a camera lens, reports New York's Daily News.

Last Thursday, John Bednarik II, the director of campus environment (pictured left) for the university in Center Valley, Penn., was charged with one count of misdemeanor invasion of privacy for allegedly setting up a hidden video camera "to allow viewing and recording of (the co-worker) while partly nude, for the purpose of his own sexual arousal and gratification," court records state. Bednarik, 33, reportedly confessed to the electronic peeping during a police interview.

He also handed over the Sony camera, which still contained video of his co-worker, who isn't named for the sake of her privacy.

According to accounts, the woman actually bumped into Bednarik after she saw the camera and hurriedly left her office; she immediately contacted the campus police. Bednarik was promptly fired, reports The Express-Times newspaper. "He no longer works for us," university spokesman Tom McNamara said. "He violated university policy."

Bednarik was released on $10,000 bail, on the condition that he stay away from the woman. She's reportedly still nervous, however, because they allegedly live in the same eastern Pennsylvania neighborhood.

Peeping is one sure-fire way to get yourself fired. Alejandro Gamiz, a maintenance worker at a Southern California Sears, mind find it difficult to get another retail job after allegedly hiding video cameras in the walls of women's restrooms and changing rooms. He was arrested in April, and charged with burglary and surreptitious filming of unsuspecting women.

A North Carolina police officer, Allen Simpson, lost his job last December, after allegations that he spied on a teenage girl, who was allegedly in her room, changing from a towel into a bra and underpants, when she saw a lurking figure outside the door, peering in through the blinds.

Antonio Vasquez was fired from his restaurant job in Oklahoma City last month, after a patron looked up, and allegedly spotted him peering over the side of the next door toilet stall. She reportedly chased him out of the restaurant, and the police later arrested him in the nearby woods.

You may not have to be a pillow-fighting college co-ed to attract the gaze of a peeping Tom. You can just be going to the bathroom. Or pumping breast milk.




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Johnny D.

to condemn a natural function is going was too far..its a beautiful thing..of all the porno one can see everywhere, this feeding should be at the complete bottom of any illegal act..

September 14 2012 at 11:01 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
kaylaacash

this just seems like an odd thing to get off on, but in any case... this is 2012, dude!! Check out the free porn on the web.. what a creep!

June 05 2012 at 2:02 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
accsport

what a low life jerk

June 05 2012 at 1:53 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
qapla5

Wait a minute. A private CATHOLIC university hired someone who would do something as crude as "peeping?"

Wait another minute. A private CATHOLIC university has a private space for women to use to pump breast milk? (Does the Church know about this? I guess it's fine to abide by a federal law mandating a private space that's not a bathroom but NOT to offer female employees--who may not even be Catholic--all necessary medications.)

June 05 2012 at 1:37 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Steve

Well if women insist on being able to breasfeed in public, shouldn't their feeding sessions be made public, or how is it a crime to make it public? Just askin', I mean if you want to do it in public, then why the big issue about privacy in this case? Can't have it both ways...even though that guy is a perv.

June 05 2012 at 1:24 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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qapla5

You don't understand the story. This is NOT about breast-feeding. The way the story is written indicates that a woman was using a breast pump to pump milk for later. A baby that's breast-feeding actually covers the majority of a woman's breast; a breast pump does not.

June 05 2012 at 1:39 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
KaTi

Steve.....women who breastfeed in public use nursing cover ups (similar to blankets but you tie it around your neck/shoulders) to cover their breasts in public, because we don't want to be flashing everyone. Honestly, all this talk of "breastfeeding in public" is actually not even a big deal at all....because NO one cares or even knows women are nursing their babies when they have their nursing covers on. So unless a women is just an attention loving hippie who just likes to cause drama and flash people...women cover up while nursing in public. The huge majority of nursing women DO NOT want to be flashing everyone...so they want their privacy it that regard.

June 05 2012 at 1:41 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
dytimmys

WTH...This should smehow tie in with child porn too....How could a grown man get any pleasure from watching this? Man some people just are messed up...Just when you think you've heard it all...along comes this goof

June 05 2012 at 12:45 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
HorsesatDevon

THis is NOT a news story--this sort of thing happens all the time. Voyeurs are a dime a dozen. If a guy likes women's breasts he will like them shown any which way, breast feeding or NOT breast feeding.

June 04 2012 at 11:50 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
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cafebeege

How about asking the woman if SHE MINDS ?? Many of you men on here don't even mention HER. And this is NOT just about breastfeeding. It's about VIOLATING women's privacy in DIFFERENT situations. Misdemeanor HE-- !! Ask the victim what SHE thinks the charge should be !! AND CAMERAS FILMING ??!! Should be form of FELONY !! I know someone personally who was victimized being filmed unknown to her for years. Then used to degrade her. She says the emotional scars will be with her for the rest of her life.

You men must not have mothers, sisters or daughters you love and care about.

June 05 2012 at 1:40 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Antonius

I seeeeeeeeeeeeee youuuuuuuuu!!!!!

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June 04 2012 at 11:44 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
HorsesatDevon

What turns people on is relative--one man's "THat's sick!" is another man's "This is heaven." It is normal to want to peek and be a voyeur. Get over it. This is not breaking news! Absurd!

June 04 2012 at 11:43 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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cafebeege

Ask a forensic psychiatrist who treats this ....it graduates to even worse. Also ASK a VICTIM of a pervert infringing on/VIOLATING the VICTIM'S rights and her privacy. Being violated by a stranger IS a BIG DEAL whether you are decent enough to realize it or not !!! It's NOT ONLY ABOUT THE MAN as you just proved YOU SELFISHLY THINK by your writing . ASK a WOMAN WHO has been VIOLATED that way. Someday you might understand some of it if you ever have a daughter. Do you care about your mother ???? Would you care if some pig violated HER ??

June 05 2012 at 1:22 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
emack150

There is such things like porn or finding someone willing to do some sick perversion for you, sexual harassers.

June 04 2012 at 10:54 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

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