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Cops: Sex Offender Hid Camera in Fashion Show Dressing Room

Robert Liguori, of Mastic Beach, charged with multiple counts of unlawful surveillance.

Southampton Village police executed a search warrant in Mastic Beach Tuesday at the home of a level-2 sex offender, who they say put a video camera in a dressing room during a swimsuit fashion show.

Robert L. Liguori, a 51-year-old self-described artist/photographer was photographing women during the July 12 fashion show at 230 Elm in Southampton Village, police said. Det. Sgt. Herman Lamison said Liguori entered the women's dressing room, hid the camera and walked out.

"One of the victims realized there was a camera going on the room," Lamison said. She alerted the others, he said, and police learned of the incident a week later.

Four women, between the ages of 20 and 31, were recorded disrobing, Lamison said.

Liguori was charged with four counts — one for each victim — of unlawful surveillance in the second degree, a felony, Lamison said, adding that he was also charged with three misdemeanor counts of attempted surveillance in the second degree, based on three other models who were never recorded undressing, but could have been.

According to the New York State Sex Offender Registry, Liguori, of 2 Whittier Dr in Mastic Beach, was convicted in 2000 of disseminating indecent materials to a minor after being arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

He also uses the name Leonardo Liguori, the registry states.

Liguori was recently arrested by Suffolk County police, as well, and charged with stalking in the third degree, a misdemeanor, on Sept. 7.

Lamison said further charges could be forthcoming against Liguori, after detectives finish browsing photographs and other materials collected from his home during Tuesday's search, which was executed at 8:50 a.m., shortly after Liguori was arrested. "We still have a lot of things we still need to go through," Lamison said.

At his arraignment, Liguori was ordered held at the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Riverside in lieu of $32,000 bail.

Stinker September 22, 2012 at 09:52 AM
christie nicolle, you are officially fair game for everyone on this site. He did nothing? If you and this guy had ever filmed my daughter with a hidden camera, you would pay an extremely dear price for doing nothing more than what frat boys do. I don't hate, but I can safely say you are more dangerous in your revolting ignorance than any other character on this site. Count me amongst the legions of people from the Patch that think you are a disgusting human being void of the ability to reason in a way that is more in line with socially acceptable norms. You have a lot of problems as a women who finds nothing wrong with a level 2 sex offender setting up hidden cameras. You are neither on the right nor the left, you firmly hold down the bottom of the barrel.
Christine October 11, 2012 at 02:03 AM
Wow, no surprise to me. My best friend just called me about an hour ago(I now live in Georgia) from Shirley & said"Didn't you date a Rob Ligouri?" I said of course that sick bastard! Then she told me he was arrested. It looks like him but I know his mom lived in Smithtown & he was a volunteer firefighter there so reading he is from Mastic threw me off & would never want to condemn the wrong guy. I have vivid memories of the things he did to me which led up to me getting 3 police reports & orders of protection. Not to mention he tracked me down here with a new last name & hundreds of miles away! I just want to make sure it is the right man in case I ruin an innocent mans reputation!
Christine October 11, 2012 at 02:07 AM
If I have my information correctly & it is him, he will not stop, beleive me as a woman who has been victomized by this man, I still want more proof that it is the same Rob?
jill October 11, 2012 at 02:56 AM
When were you dating him? The police are looking for women to come forward who were abused by Rob Ligouri. I new him in 1996-1997, he lived in Shirley in his parents basement. I've been following the case at https://sites.google.com/site/therealleonardoliguori/home
Christine October 11, 2012 at 01:49 PM
Jill this does not sound like the right Rob that I knew. We dated In 1993 & he lived in Smithtown with his mom. He was a volunteer figefighter. His eyes were green. what is wierd is this guy kinda looks like him minus the color eyes. I broke up with him because he was,well I don't want to ruin anothers reputation if it's a different Rob. I will keep checkin my messages on here if anything else develops that points in the direction of the Rob I knew. Thanks Jill

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