EMT admits secretly recording people in emergency crew toilets, prosecutor says

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A suspended New Jersey EMT charged last year with taping fellow rescue team members in the station’s washroom pleaded guilty on Friday to multiple counts arising from the case, the office said from the Hunterdon County District Attorney.

Douglas Gimson, 32, of Hampton, pleaded guilty to three counts of third degree invasion of privacy in Hunterdon County Superior Court, the office said.

He is expected to be sentenced on December 1, 2021.

Police and the DA’s office confirmed in December 2020 that they arrested Gimson in March 2020 for using hidden cameras to film at least 15 people at the Lambertville-New Hope Ambulance & Rescue Squad from November 2016 and May 2017, and the Flemington -Raritan Rescue Squad between November 2016 and March 2020.

Gimson was working as an approved squad EMT at the time the incidents occurred. The state Department of Health subsequently suspended its EMT license.

Under the plea deal, prosecutors will recommend that Gimson be sentenced to 180 days in prison and undergo a psychosexual assessment. He will also have to give up his EMT license in the state of New Jersey.

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Jackie Roman can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @jacqueroman.

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