New York City, NY: A 61-year-old man from Rochester, NY, has pleaded guilty to a serious crime before U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr. He admitted to installing cameras in the church bathroom to film naked people.
The crime he admitted to carries a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum of 20 years, and a $250,000 fine.
According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan K. McGuire, the incident occurred between 2012 and 2014 when Nicot concealed a camera in a church bathroom in the Western District of New York.
Nicot positioned the camera to capture video and images of individuals using the shower in the church bathroom. He was fully aware that some of the individuals involved were underage and intended to publicly share the video featuring these minors.
Law enforcement officials conducted a search at the Nicot’s residence on July 21, 2022. During the search, they found a memory card and USB drive that contained videos and images of several minor victims using the church bathroom and shower. Additionally, two cell phones were confiscated, revealing explicit images of a young victim that were surreptitiously captured in a bathroom at Nicot’s home.
The sentencing date has been set for May 6, 2024, with Judge Geraci presiding.