July 6, 2018

Former teacher sentenced to jail for taking intimate pictures of students


HONESDALE – Former Honesdale High School teacher Gaspare Gambino was sentenced to up to five years in the Wayne County Correctional Facility for six misdemeanor counts of invasion of privacy. Gambino surreptitiously took pictures of students while he was a teacher at the school.

The photographs were found on Gambino’s school-issued iPad, and six of them showed “the clothed but intimate areas of female students, which are not intended to be visible by normal public observation.” The District Attorney’s Office concluded the photos met the legal definition of Invasion of Privacy.

Gambino will be required to register his home and work addresses as a Megan’s Law Offender for the next 15 years.

Already fired by Wayne Highlands School District, Gambino also surrendered his PA Department of Education Instructional Certificate and has been banned from reinstatement or education employment eligibility.

“High-tech voyeurs such as Gambino will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” said District Attorney Patrick Robinson. “The impact of someone taking abusive photographs will not be downplayed and will not be tolerated.”



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