Prosecutors: Wantagh man secretly recorded women in tanning salons
A Wantagh man is accused of secretly recording women in multiple tanning salons in Nassau County.
Jake Gabler-Colotti put on his sunglasses and did not answer questions from reporters outside a Mineola courtroom Thursday. The 22-year-old pleaded not guilty to charges that allege he recorded nine women undressing in three Beach Bum Tanning salons in Nassau.
Gabler-Colotti was initially arrested in March for allegedly recording two women. Prosecutors say the investigation has since led to seven more victims being identified.
After Gabler-Colotti's March arraignment, prosecutors say he posted on Instagram a video of himself declaring to be a pervert and showing his mugshot.
Inside court, Gabler-Colotti's attorney, Cornell Bouse, responded to the post saying, "He posted it out of anger and remorse. He was apologizing to the world. This is what millennials do these days. He is in counseling."
After the hearing, Bouse said "we live in a world of social media" and that the post "was meant as remorse" but wouldn't elaborate.
According to the indictment, Gabler-Colotti created 10 videos of the nine filmed women. It says the first video was made about two years ago.
A spokesperson for Beach Bum sent News 12 a statement saying: