Crimes Nearby: Sex Offender Pleads Guilty To Surveillance Related Charges

Robert Liguori allegedly recorded swimsuit models changing during a Southampton fashion show last summer.

The following information was supplied by the East End police departments. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate guilt.


• A registered sex offender pleaded guilty Friday to eight felony counts of unlawful surveillance for putting a video camera in the swimsuit models' changing area during a fashion show in Southampton Village in July 2012. Robert Liguori, of Mastic Beach, is due back in Suffolk County Criminal Court in Riverside on May 8, when he is expected to be sentenced to between one and a half and three years in a state penitentiary, according to his attorney, Christopher Gioe, of Central Islip law firm Piana and Gioe. Liguori is a level-two sex offender, and will likely be upgraded to a level-three sex offender when he is sentenced, Gioe added. According to authorities, Liguori, who was 51 at the time of his arrest, identified himself as an artist/photographer at the July 12, 2012, fashion show, and at some point during the event he slipped into the changing area to hide a digital video camera. However, authorities said, an intern for the fashion designer discovered the camera, and the designer turned the video over to police.

• Stephan Nielsen, 45, of Southampton, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, on March 18. Police said Nielsen was parked at Cold Spring Beach in Tuckahoe when officers approached and upon a search found he was in possession of cocaine.

• A large fight broke out Saturday shortly after 12:30 a.m. in the parking lot of an Elm Street venue, leaving one man with an eye injury that will require surgery, according to Southampton Village police. Police did not specify how many people were involved in the melee outside 230 Elm, though one alleged participant has been arrested. Police said that after an investigation, 25-year-old Paul J. Ward III, of Mastic Beach, was placed under arrest Sunday at 2:15 p.m. and charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor.

Westhampton-Hampton Bays

• Mark Harrison, 54, of Hampton Bays, was charged with criminal contempt in the first degree, a felony, after a domestic dispute in Hampton Bays on March 20. Police said Harrison is accused of grabbing his live-in girlfriend by the throat and slapping her in the face and head.

North Fork

• A Patchogue resident was arrested in Cutchogue Saturday and charged with driving without a license, police said.

According to Southold Town police, Marley Ozyilmaz, 30, was stopped for speeding on Route 48 in Cutchogue on Saturday at 12:06 a.m.

Police said an investigation revealed that the suspect had a revoked license. He was arrested, charged with aggravated unlicensed operation in the first degree, a felony, and held for bail.




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