A former newspaper reporter convicted of hiding a camera in a women’s bathroom at the building where he worked has been sentenced to a year in jail.
Conor Makem was a longtime reporter for the Rochester Times until his arrest this week. He is accused of placing a camera inside the second-floor women’s bathroom of a Rochester office building where the newspaper rented office space.
Rochester police said Conor Makem, 45, of Dover was charged with a felony count of falsifying evidence and 12 misdemeanor counts of invasion of privacy.
According to a police affidavit, a tiny pin-hole camera, the size of an eraser, was discovered hidden in the ceiling of a bathroom by a woman at Merchants Plaza in Rochester New Hampshire.