March 5, 2018 --  Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced former Ossining Town employee Lider Velez (DOB 10/27/68) was sentenced Tuesday for his previously entered plea to Unlawful Surveillance in the Second Degree, a felony.

Lider Velez, of Peekskill, was arrested June 21, 2017, after another worker had found a hidden camera in the public restroom at Ossining Village Hall. Police alleged the camera was placed there by Velez, a member of the maintenance staff, capturing women on camera as they used the facilities.

Velez has been sentenced to five months shock probation with sex offender conditions and will have to register as a sex offender upon his release.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Michelle Lopez, Chief, Sex Crimes Bureau.

Media Note
Shock probation is when a judge orders a convicted offender to prison for a short time then suspends the remainder of the sentence in favor of probation. It is hoped that the initial experience of prison will provide an effective deterrent from recidivism.

Lider Velez

Lider Velez

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