Magician skips court, delays jury selection

Officials say a Long Island magician accused of secretly videotaping women and children skipped court as jury selection was scheduled to begin Tuesday.

Freelance photographer Roberto Infantino allegedly taped as many as 19 female victims undressing at his Central Islip home two years ago.

A warrant was issued for Infantino who was picked up Wednesday morning by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force at New Island Hospital in Bethpage.

Infantino was brought to court Wednesday and the judge revoked his bond. Infantino had posted bond in November of 2008 and had made all of his prior court appearances.

The new cash bail for both indictments is now $500,000 cash or $2 million bond. Infantino did not make bail and is now incarcerated in the county jail.

Infantino?s attorney stated that he had taken some pills and cut his wrists. The judge ordered a psychiatric exam and scheduled the new court appearance for June 7.

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