Saturday, June 8, 2013
Celebration man accused of planting hidden cameras in NY home to spy on renters
EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. —
A Long Island landlord is being accused of planting hidden cameras around his house to spy on renters, including families with children.
says 69-year-old Donald Torr, of Celebration, Fla., pleaded not guilty Wednesday to unlawful surveillance and endangering the welfare of a child.
Prosecutors say Torr charged $7,000 a week last summer to rent his house in the wealthy town of East Hampton. They say four cameras were planted in the master bedroom and one in a bathroom.
Tenants who discovered the cameras have sued Torr in federal court in Central Islip.
Defense attorney Bruce Barket says the cameras were only used for security and that Torr never watched any videos of tenants.
If convicted, Torr faces up to 20 years in prison.
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