BRIDGETON — The owner of a Vineland ice cream shop was found guilty Tuesday of recording several underage girls in June 2017 in an employee changing room inside the store.

A Cumberland County jury found Larry Bostic, 67, guilty of five counts of endangering the welfare of a child and five counts of invasion of privacy, county Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae said in a news release.

Bostic required the victims to wear a uniform skirt to work but said they were not allowed to take uniforms home, so they had to change at the business, Cool Breeze Ice Cream at 312 W. Landis Ave., Webb-McRae said.

He faces five to 10 years for each count of endangering, and a maximum of 18 months on each count of invasion of privacy. The sentences could be consecutive on each count for each victim, meaning he would serve them back to back. He also will have to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law and is subject to parole supervision for life upon release.

Bostic is in the Cumberland County jail pending sentencing, which will be scheduled after he is evaluated at the state Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center.

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My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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