NYIT professor arrested for hidden camera in bathroom – found dead

New York, NY – A New York Institute of Technology professor was charged Wednesday after Old Westbury Village police said he placed a camera disguised as a pen in a campus bathroom.

  • Jackie L. Conrad, 39, of New York City, was arrested on July 13 and changed with second-degree unlawful surveillance
  • The Old Westbury Police Department said they responded to a report of a recording device inside a handicap acessible bathroom, on the third floor of the Kenneth Riland Building 
  • Authorities discovered a device disguised as a pen that had the capability of recording video
  • Students or staff members at the school who used the bathroom on Wednesday, July 13 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. were asked to contact the Old Westbury Police Department
  • Conrad was an anatomy professor & was released on $5,000 bail, according to court documents

FOUND  DEAD 

Jack Conrad was a valued and respected faculty member at NYIT for 6 years. Accomplished in his field of paleontology, Jack was known for his dedication and enthusiasm for his work. His former colleagues are deeply saddened by this tragic turn of events. – Elizabeth Sullivan, NYIT Director of Media Relations

  • Conrad was found dead by his wife in his apartment in Manhattan after what is believed to be a suicide, according to NYPD
  • Conrad left a note in which he expressed embarrassment over the illegal surveillance allegation