CNBC director Dan Switzen is being accused of installing a hidden camera in a tissue box inside his home’s bathroom in order to spy on his 18-year-old nanny.
The New York Daily News released shocking details of the November 13 incident, claiming the nanny invited two of her friends over to Switzen’s house when one of the friends discovered the device in the bathroom.
The teens were completely shocked and afraid. They immediately took the camera to the police that night.
According to a released police report, officers found “incriminating images on its memory card” and arrested Switzen. He is being charged on a felony count of unlawful surveillance.
The complaint filed in Pleasantview Village Court says:
“He intentionally installed a video recording device in a tissue box located in his family’s bathroom to surreptitiously view a person dressing or undressing…at a place and time when (the victim) had a reasonable expectation of privacy without (her) knowledge or consent.”
Jeffrey Chartier, Switzen’s lawyer, said in a public comment: “He’s a very decent family man. I don’t want to litigate these allegations in the press. We will defend him accordingly.”
Switzen was released without bail, and CNBC has declined to publicly comment on the arrest.
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