NYU professor caught filming women in changing rooms

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Women in changing rooms. Credit: Getty Images

An exclusive NY Post report exposed a 34-year-old medieval-art expert as an alleged Peeping Tom.

NYU professor Ross Finocchio was reportedly video-recording women in the dressing rooms at Beacon’s Closet but placing his iPhone in a shoe and sliding it under the divider towards the neighboring changing room.

A 26-year-old alleged victim reportedly told the store manager she noticed him slip something under the door as she was getting dressed, and then she and the manager reportedly watched him do it to a second female.

The manager, Stephanie Williams, reportedly knocked on the door and told him he had to come out.

She told the Post that when he exited the the changing room, “he was sweating profusely.”

A co-worker reportedly called the police as Finocchio tried to justify his behavior.

Williams recounted him saying, “I’m so embarassed. I was recording myself for a project—if I could just explain myself.”

Finocchio is charged with unlawful surveillance which is a felony. He reportedly admitted to making the recordings.

An NYU spokesman reportedly said, “Until this matter is cleared up, he will not be assigned to any duties that involves contact with students.”

 

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