PEEPER WRIST SLAP (No jail in High School toilet vids)
Michael Conte, a 47 year old Staten Island man who is a part-time maintenance worker with the New York City Department of Education, was arrested in January for allegedly installing illegal spy cameras in a Selden home and now faces several new charges for placing surveillance cameras in two Brooklyn high schools. Conte was arrested after authorities found hundreds of DVDs, computer disks and videotapes of children and adults at Brooklyn Technical and George Westinghouse Vocational high schools. At his home, the police also found cameras, pinhole cameras, surveillance equipment, an unregistered shotgun, ammunition and three computers. He is charged with unlawful surveillance, criminal possession of a weapon and endangering the welfare of a child. He was held on $50,000 cash and a $100,000 bond and was sent to Suffolk County jail in Riverhead.
Conte surrendered his trove of sick videos so he could clear his conscience. He admitted has has been secretly taping women for the past 10 years. Conte's lawyer asked Supreme Court Justice John Walsh for permission to review the tapes to determine whether some predate June 2003, when Governor Pataki signed Stephanie's Law, which metes out stiff penalties to video voyeurs.
It was reported on September 5, that Conte won't have to do a day in prison. He got a no-jail deal that gives him probation and community service. He won't even have to register as a sex offender because the crimes he was charged with aren't serious enough, even though he made over 800 sicko videos.