Nurse charged with recording videos of naked patients to be arraigned
- Author: Marjorie Miles Mar 02, 2017,
Mar 02, 2017, 0:47
Since then, Bucks County authorities tell CBSPhilly.com they have since found 18 videos on the phone and have turned up seven other female victims.
Police were called to the practice on February 13 after the 17-year-old spotted a silver iPhone on the ground while she was undressed to receive radiation treatment for a skin disorder.
A nurse with voyeuristic tendencies is coming up against criminal charges after he had secretly recorded female patients, around eight of them, in a Philadelphia dermatology center, say authorities.
"The iPhone's screen indicated that it was recording live video and that it had been doing so for 25 seconds", Det. The girl - who visited the practice three times per week for treatment - saw the phone at her feet, authorities said.
On Monday, he was charged with over 40 criminal counts accusing him of recording seven more patients, all adult women.
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"It's very disturbing. You have a trust with people in the medical profession", said Matt Weintraub, Bucks County District Attorney.
All of the videos were filmed within the light radiation booth, according to court records.
Lower Makefield police investigated and charged Close with several crimes, including filming a sex act involving a child, endangering the welfare of a child and invasion of privacy. She immediately handed the iPhone over to facility staff.
Detectives seized his phone and examined it after obtaining a search warrant, court documents say. There are also three more videos of the teen girl.
All the videos discovered on Close's phone date from January 18 until his arrest February 13, police said. Spokeswoman Susan Phillips however said they are "appalled at the actions of this former employee" and would do anything to assist investigators with his case. He's scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday on 43 new charges and is being held at the Bucks County Correctional Facility on $100,000 bail, according to Larry King, a spokesman for the Bucks County District Attorney's Office.