Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Nutley Police Chief Thomas J. Strumolo announced today that Martino Poli, 38, of Stanhope (Sussex County) was arrested and charged yesterday with multiple offenses following a joint investigation by Essex County Prosecutor's Office and the Nutley Police Department.
The defendant is the owner and operator of the "Sun of a Beach" tanning salon located at 118 Franklin Avenue in
He is charged with invasion of privacy, endangering the welfare of a Minor , and possession of a controlled dangerous substance according to authorities.
The investigation was started when a female customer of the salon reported that she noticed what she believed to be a camera lens recording her surreptitiously while she was in a tanning bed.
Authorities say June 12, 2019, police conducted a search of the salon premises and recovered evidence of what is believed to be surreptitious recording devices.
It is also alleged that police found cocaine and marijuana inside the salon premises, according to Assistant Prosecutor Jeffrey Conrad, who is handling the case.
Poli, who is currently being held at the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark, has a detention hearing scheduled for June 18 before the Honorable Ronald Wigler, Presiding Judge of the Criminal Division.
These are accusations.
All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they enter a guilty plea or are found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.