An ex-director for CNBC admitted he used a hidden camera to spy on his nanny, but it wasn’t just to monitor her activities with his children. He planted the camera in the bathroom of his New York home to spy on her.
New York Post reports that Daniel Switzen, 44, of Pleasantville, New York, pleaded guilty in a Westchester County court on Tuesday to felony unlawful surveillance, stemming from a November incident in which he admitted to hiding a camera inside a tissue box in his bathroom. The 19-year-old nanny discovered the camera and contacted authorities.
According to the New York Daily News, two of the nanny’s friends, who visited her at Switzen’s home, were also recorded when they used Switzen’s bathroom.
“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,” a Pleasantville Court filing read.
Switzen could face 1 ½ to 4 years behind bars. He’ll learn his fate on his on next hearing date, scheduled for August 21. He’ll also be required to register as a sex offender in the national sex offender database.
Switzen’s lawyer called him a “very decent family man.”
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[Feature photo: Daniel Switzen/Police Handout]