More illegal videotaping charges hurled at LI magician

The man who calls himself ?Long Island?s Favorite Magician ? was arraigned on more than 30 charges of unlawful surveillance Thursday after he was charged with three counts in August. Police say they

News 12 Staff

Dec 5, 2008, 12:42 AM

Updated 5,709 days ago

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The man who calls himself ?Long Island?s Favorite Magician ? was arraigned on more than 30 charges of unlawful surveillance Thursday after he was charged with three counts in August.
Police say they uncovered more cases where Robert Infantino, a magician and photographer, videotaped young girls and women undressing in his Central Islip home. Assistant District Attorney John Cortes says the 19 victims, contacted through MySpace.com, believed they were participating in a legitimate photo shoot in Infantino?s home.
After a three-month investigation, the District Attorney?s Office says it found more victims than the six included in the original charges.
Infantino is charged with promoting a sexual performance by a child and 32 counts of unlawful surveillance in the second degree. He pleaded not guilty and is due back in court Dec. 12.


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