MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - When a woman was changing in a dressing room of an Edison clothing store, she did not know that she was being photographed against her will by a federal officer.
Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Thomas Bryan of the Edison Police Department said today that a FBI Special Agent has been charged with illegally photographing a 22-year woman in a dressing room.
Danuel S. Brown, 30, of Piscataway, a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation - New York Field Office, was arrested and charged on July 19, 2018 with one count of invasion of privacy in the fourth degree of a 22-year old woman, who was photographed by a cell phone while she was in a dressing room in an Edison clothing store.
Police responded to a 911 call from the victim stating she was photographed in a dressing room while she was changing. When confronted by the victim, Brown identified himself as a law enforcement officer.
An investigation by Detective Loren Long of the Edison Police Department and Detective Allie Bitterman from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s office determined that Brown placed his cell phone underneath the dressing room door and took multiple photographs of the victim.
Brown is currently being held at the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center pending an initial court appearance in New Brunswick.
The investigation is active and continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Long at (732) 248-7400 or Detective Bitterman 745-4401.
As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charge against Brown is merely an accusation and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.