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Rochester reporter sentenced for bathroom camera

A former newspaper reporter convicted of hiding a camera in a women’s bathroom at the Rochester building where he worked has been sentenced to a year in jail.

Conor Makem, 45, of Dover pleaded guilty Friday to 19 charges of invasion of privacy and one charge of falsifying physical evidence.

Makem, a former Rochester Times reporter, also signed paperwork registering him as a sex offender.

A woman discovered the camera Oct. 7 in the Merchants’ Plaza building. Makem was arrested 10 days later and fired from the newspaper.

Court papers say the camera obtained pictures of at least six victims.

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