DeSales Employee Allegedly Videotapes Lactating Co-Worker

John Bednarik II, a DeSales University employee, is charged with hiding a camera in a co-worker's private office to tape her pumping breast milk.

OUTSIDE ALLENTOWN, PA -- A University employee is out on bail after police arrested him for allegedly installing a camera in a co-worker's office to videotape her pumping breast milk. He admitted his actions to police, according to a criminal complaint.

(Follow us on Facebook or get our newsletter for the latest on this and other news as it happens)

John Bednarik II, 33, of Blandon (Berks County) was arrested for invasion of privacy on Thursday (May 31) after DeSales police contacted investigators to report an employee. According to both his Facebook page and LinkedIn, Bednarik works at DeSales as the Director of Campus Environment within the Facilities Department. 

According to the criminal complaint, the victim told police that she went into her office to pump breast milk for her baby with the door closed. The complaint goes on to say that "while doing so, her shirt is removed and her breasts are exposed." 

The victim told police a noise caused her to look up, where she saw a small hole drilled into a ceiling tile directly above her office. Through the hole the victim "observed a camera lens" directly over her desk. While exiting her office, she told police that she ran into Bednarik, who is also a neighbor of the victim, exiting the office next door. 

When DeSales officers arrived, Bednarik produced a Sony video camera, which was turned over to investigators. Bednarik was taken into custody and interviewed at the , where he admitted to drilling the hole and placing the video camera above the victim's desk "for the purpose of sexual arousal and gratification."

Investigators confirmed the camera was recording the victim while pumping breast milk.

Bednarik was arrainged Thursday by in Coopersburg and is currently out on $10,000 unsecured bail. His preliminary hearing is set for June 27.

Harding also issued a no-contact order between Bednarik and the victim, due to the invasive nature of the crime and the proximity of Bednarik and the victim. 

The above information was supplied by District Justice David B. Harding's office. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

T. Waite June 08, 2012 at 04:20 AM
So I have read comments that state this should not be against any privacy laws because pumping is the same as breastfeeding. Ahem...I think you are full of it! Breastfeeding is natural and can be done in public but if I am breastfeeding my child in my living room and a nasty comes to peep into my window I would call the cops. This is the same thing. She sought a private setting and he violated her privacy.
layla wyker June 08, 2012 at 09:20 PM
all of you guys on here are just as disgusting as the man who taped this poor lady. why dont you guys pick up a bible or a book on how to be a decent human being. that noble woman was violated of her privacy, she was just trying to nourish her child in what she thought was a safe and secluded place. obviously if it werent the ignorance, perversion, and criticism women get from you pervs she wouldnt have to hide in a room. you people are honestly sick. obviously you all jack off because not one woman would want to even be near you so you have to use your clammy hands . how would you like being filmed in your mother's basement jacking off on your dirty sofabed with your little lays potato chips bags and digorno's pizza boxes laying around? i bet you wouldnt like it when your coworkers (if you have a job, that is) laughing at you, watching you? you things are disgusting, you should all be ashamed of yourselves. learn how to respect, and grow up!
Turd Ferguson June 11, 2012 at 01:29 PM
Geez, hater is gonna hate, come back in 7 days... thats some serious PMS, Persecute Men Syndrome right tharrr.........
Elizabeth Rich June 26, 2012 at 07:45 PM
FYI, John Bednarik is now charged with peeping two more women at DeSales University... http://uppersaucon.patch.com/articles/additional-charges-for-breast-pumping-peeper
Tony Ross June 10, 2013 at 11:54 PM
Now he is working in cryovac denying everything like he can't remember


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »