LI Doctor Gets Jail For Toilet Spying

MANHASSET, N.Y. (AP/WCBS 880) — A doctor who hid a video camera in the bathroom of his Manhasset medical office has been sentenced to 45 days in jail.

Prosecutors say 56-year-old cardiologist Vincent Pacienza, of North Hills, installed the camera in an air purifier so he could spy on unsuspecting women.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports

They say he watched the camera’s video feed on a monitor hidden beneath his desk.

A judge in Nassau County handed down the sentence Friday. Pacienza was also placed on probation for five years.

Newsday reports that before he was sentenced, Pacienza apologized and said he made a “terrible mistake.”

The camera was discovered after an employee saw an invoice from a surveillance equipment company and became suspicious.

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  • No Pervs

    SICKO PERVERT!!! Makes you wonder what other DISGUSTING things he has done.

  • Delia Somerville

    I would love for him to watch me drop a huge log.

  • Delia Somerville

    I would love for him to watch me doo doo

  • dalis57

    Hope he finds a Nice boy friend in the Joint. dont bend over in the shower Doc.

  • Tina

    What a violation of trust and obvious evidence of this sicko’s psycho-sexual deviance! This disgusting pervert needs to be held accountable for his actions (45 days in jail is NOT enough). PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT!!!!

  • phunter

    so what he peeping tom perv..he is harmless

  • Sam

    Just goes to prove that just because you are educated, doesn’t mean you can’t be a criminal.
    On the most basic level, humans are the worst.

  • sam

    Just goes to prove that just because you are educated, doesn’t mean you can’t be a criminal.

  • your mom

    he only gets a little over A MONTH for secretly recording women in the bathroom. wow. he got off lightly…not fair… justice once again rules for the rich white guy.

    • Wally Wacker

      He already got off and from what I understand many times in his office!

  • nyc

    Clearly a violation of the perv laws. Only 45 days ? What about his medical license ?

  • Retired Doc

    I am a retired pharmacist and while the laws governing pharmacy are different than the laws governing medicine in their specifics, the laws governing professional conduct are similar. In addition to the civil law violations, the MD will probably face the Office of Professional Medical Misconduct. If he is found guilty of unprofessional conduct he could lose his license to practice; let’s hope that’s the way it goes. This is reprehensible, not funny!

  • greta

    What a disgusting pervert. I hope his wife takes all his money and his patients sue him up the wazoo. CREEP.

    • Wally Wacker

      He is already divorced

  • Cici Czigler

    snap crackle plop plop ..tingle

  • ringo

    tinkle tinkle …

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