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Defendant: Daniel Switzen (DOB 5/12/73)

May 1, 2018 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced former CNBC television director Daniel Switzen, who was arrested in November for spying on his teenage nanny with a hidden camera in his Pleasantville home, has pleaded guilty to Unlawful Surveillance in the 2nd Degree, a class E felony.

Background
On Nov. 13, 2017, Switzen placed a secret camera in a bathroom inside his Pleasantville home. The camera was hidden within a tissue box and was discovered by the victim. Switzen admitted to placing the camera in the bathroom to capture the victim and her friends on video.

Switzen is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Susan Cacace Aug. 21, 2018, and faces one-and-a-half to four years in state prison. He will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Joseph Servino of the Sex Crimes Bureau.

 

Daniel Switzen

Daniel Switzen

 

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