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Press Release - Plea of Joseph J. Krenicky

Release Date: May 22, 2019

May 21, 2019

     Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the entry of a guilty plea to an accusation before the Honorable Thomas J. Critchley Jr., J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on May 21, 2019 by Joseph J. Krenicky.
     Krenicky, age 48, of Glenwood, pled guilty to Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a crime of the second degree and Invasion of Privacy, a crime of the third degree.  Sentencing is presently scheduled for July 26, 2019.
     The defendant was hired as an electrician to perform work on the victims’ property.  During the course of the defendant’s work, the defendant secreted a spy-camera disguised as a portable power bank in the bathroom of the residence without the victims’ permission or knowledge.  The spy camera captured and recorded videos of the victims in various states of undress, including one victim who was under the age of 18. 
     The case was investigated by Det. Steven Deckert, Tpr. Damian McCarthy, and other members of the New Jersey State Police, along with Det. Thomas Laird of the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office High-Tech Crimes Unit. 
     The defendant was represented by Jason Seidman, Esq. and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.