BRICK – A local man allegedly set up a camera in a bathroom and recorded women and a teenaged girl, and then distributed the video on two child pornography websites.
Michael Mattina, 54, of Matawan, secretly recorded six female victims, including one sixteen-year-old victim, using a hidden camera located in the bathroom of a residence in Brick Township, police said.
He is charged with five counts of Invasion of Privacy for recording the videos; six counts of Invasion of Privacy for posting the videos; and Distribution of Obscene Materials. With regard to the crimes committed against his 16-year-old victim, Mattina was charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child; Manufacturing Child Pornography; and Distribution of Child Pornography.
Charges are merely accusations until proven in a court of law.
Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Brick Township Police Chief James Riccio thanked the Brick Township Police Department Detective Bureau and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office High Tech Crime Unit for their work in this case.