BANGOR — A former Bangor teacher has been charged with secretly recording women with his cellphone, according to police.

According to a report by News Center Maine (WCSH/WLBZ), Benjamin Emmott, 30, of Winterport, has been under investigation by the Bangor Police for several weeks after reportedly secretly recording women for years, taking images under their clothing.

He has been charged with seven counts of violating privacy, a Class D crime. If convicted, he faces up to 364 days in jail and/or a $2,000 fine.

Police have identified several of the women in Emmott’s videos and say none of them appear to be younger than 18.

Emmott was a teacher at Bangor Regional Program until Feb. 23, when he resigned.

Superintendent Betsy Webb of the Bangor School Department said the school was told of the investigation during February school break. Emmott is no longer allowed on school property.

The school said Emmott photographed a school staff member without consent several years ago, but there is no evidence that he targeted current staff or students.