A Mastic Beach man who authorities say put a video camera in a women's dressing room during a swimsuit fashion show in Southampton Village pleaded not guilty Friday to a felony indictment.
A grand jury indicted 51-year-old Robert Liguori on five counts of unlawful surveillance in the second degree. Justice Barbara Kahn ordered Liguori held at the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Riverside in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or $75,000 bond.
Southampton Village police said that on July 12 Liguori entered the female models' changing area, positioned the camera on a shelf and left. But before he could retrieve it, an intern discovered the camera, and the fashion designer behind the show, Lu Berry, removed it, according to authorities.
Police arrested Liguori at his home on Sept. 18 and executed a search warrant, seizing videos and photos.
He is due back in court on Oct. 16 in Suffolk County Criminal Court in Riverside on these charges. He is also due to be in Suffolk First District Court in Central Islip on Nov. 8 on a third-degree stalking charge, a felony.
The stalking charge came after Liguori was arrested Sept. 7 in an unrelated case in Center Moriches, in which Suffolk police said he exposed himself to a woman working at a clothing store. According to the arrest report, he returned to the store two more times that day, "placing the victim in fear of the commission of a sex offense against her ..."