Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Patrick Lott, former Bernardsville Middle School administrator, admits videotaping boys in showers at Immaculata.
Patrick Lott, assistant principal at Bernardsville Middle School prior to his arrest in December 2011, pleaded guilty Wednesday to videotaping boys in the showers at Immaculata High School where he was a volunteer basketball coach. Lott, appearing in the afternoon before Superior Court Judge Julie Marino, agreed to a six-year prison sentence as part of a plea agreement with the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. He also agreed to forfeit his state educator’s certificates and will be subject to the terms of Megan’s Law, requiring the registration of sex offenders. James Wronko, Lott’s attorney, said his client agreed to the deal because he wanted to spare the victims, the Immaculata school community, and his family the ordeal of going …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
No new court date set for former assistant principal at Bernardsville Middle School, offered 10-year plea deal in January.
A court date set for Friday morning has been adjourned for Patrick Lott, the former assistant principal at Bernardsville Middle School who last month was offered a 10-year plea deal on charges related to his alleged videotaping of boys in the showers at Immaculata High School before his arrest in December 2011. According to the office of James Wronko, attorney for Lott, the court appearance scheduled for Friday in Superior Court in Somerville has been adjourned, and no new date set as of Thursday. Lott last appeared before state superior Court Judge Julie Marino on Jan. 25, when Laurie Head-Melillo, a prosecutor for Somerset County, publicly offered him a plea deal of 10 years of jail time. At that time, Wronko said he would need time to …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Patrick Lott, former Bernardsville Middle School assistant principal, offered plea deal on charges regarding hidden cameras in Immaculata High School showers.
The Somerset County Prosecutor's office has offered a plea deal of 10 years of jail time to Patrick Lott, the former assistant principal at Bernardsville Middle School, to settle up charges that he had videotaped nude boys in the showers at Immaculata High School prior to his arrest in December 2011. The offer was made publicly on Friday morning in the courtroom of state Superior Court Judge Julie Marino in Somerville. Laurie Head-Melillo, a prosecutor for Somerset County, named the proposed jail term during a brief appearance before the judge. Lott's attorney, James Wronko, said he would need time to discuss the deal with his client. Marino granted him permission to return to court with an answer in three weeks, on Feb. 15. At that time, …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Patrick Lott, accused of videotaping boys in shower at Immaculata High School prior to arrest last December, remains in jail.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Patrick Lott, accused of videotaping nude boys in the showers at Immaculata High School, due back in Superior Court on Nov. 9.
The next court appearance for Patrick Lott, arrested last December on charges he filmed male students showering at Immaculata High School, is set for Nov. 9, awaiting a report from a state forensic lab on the contents of his computer hard drive. "We waiting for the final forensic report from the state," Lott's attorney, James Wronko, said last week after his client appeared for an update before state Superior Court Judge Julie M. Marino in Somerville. "We are in a holding pattern until we get that" report, Wronko added. Lott appeared in the courtroom for the brief update, but said nothing. Wronko had suggested that the next court date be set for six weeks from last Friday. However, Marino said she was setting the later return date to …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Former Bernardsville assistant principal set to appear on Aug. 10, remains jailed, attorney says.
Patrick Lott, the former Bernardsville Middle School vice-principal accused of videotaping male students in the showers at Immaculata High School, is scheduled to appear for his next court hearing on Aug. 10, according to his attorney, James Wronko, who added he will question the basis for some of the charges. Lott is slated to appear for a further arraignment on charges for which he was indicted late last month, Wronko said. Lott, who remains in Somerset County Jail, is set to appear at 9 a.m. on that date before State Superior Court Judge Julie Marino in Somerville, Wronko said. The 55-year-old Lott was indicted at the end of June on 91 counts stemming from accusations that he allegedly used hidden cameras to secretly record nude boys in…
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Added info: Patrick Lott accused of videotaping nude boys in an Immaculata High School shower.
A former Bernardsville Middle School assistant principal has been indicted on 91 counts in connection with allegedly videotaping nude boys in the shower at Immaculata High School, the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office said Thursday. Patrick Lott, 55, of Somerville, has been indicted on 29 counts of third-degree invasion of privacy, 30 counts of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, 17 counts of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child and 15 counts of fourth-degree endangering the welfare of a child. The Somerset Hills Schools Superintendent, Peter Miller, informed district parents shortly after Lott's arrest that the facilities at the middle school and Bernards High School were searched by Somerset County Prosecutor's…
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Special group will be led by retired federal judge to look into school's policies.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Former assistant principal of Bernardsville Middle School submitted a one-sentence letter of resignation to the district.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Memo advises parents that no complaints had been received within the Somerset Hills schools in Bernardsville against assistant principal at Bville Middle School, but investigation is ongoing.
As of early this week, Somerset Hills school officials said in a memo sent out to parents that no school facilities or students in the Somerset Hills district were involved in any of the charges against Patrick Lott, who the Somerset Hills school district on Monday placed on indefinite leave from his job as assistant principal at the Bernardsville Middle School. A question and answer memo was sent out to parents in the Somerset Hills School District as of Tuesday regarding the district's handling of the arrest of Bernardsville Middle School's assistant principal, Patrick Lott, in late December. Lott faces numerous charges in regard to allegations that he previously had videoed male students in the shower at Immaculata High School in …