CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A judge accused of breaking into his neighbor’s home to steal women’s underwear pleaded guilty to attempted burglary Friday.
The Suffolk County District Attorney’s office says 50-year-old Robert Cicale unlawfully entered his neighbor’s home on Donna Place in East Islip on March 29, 2018.READ MORE: Police: Man Stabbed In Head With Machete After Argument At Walmart In Kearny, N.J.
When Cicale realized a female resident was home, he ran off.
Police officers were sent to the home and apprehended Cicale a few blocks away. Upon his arrest, officers found several pairs of women’s underwear in Cicale’s suit jacket and raincoat.READ MORE: Some Real Estate Agents Report Surge Of New Yorkers Moving From Manhattan To The Bronx
Officials say Cicale admitted he had entered the home multiple times in the past and stolen underwear from a hamper. He also admitted he had entered the home that day with the intention to steal more underwear, but he left when he heard someone in the house.
Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 15. The district attorney’s office says Cicale is expected to be sentenced to five years of probation with sex offender conditions.MORE NEWS: Reopenings Continue On Broadway As 'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' Resumes Performances
Cicale is a Suffolk County District Court judge. He is currently suspended.