Photographer arrested after secretly recording swimsuit models in their dressing room

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By: Moses Gold 

(Scroll down for video) A man claiming to be a photographer sneaked secret cameras into the dressing room of models and recorded them, according to police reports in New York.

The photographer was arrested in Long Island this week for secretly recording young models in their dressing room, local authorities said.

Robert Ligouri, 51, of Mastic Beach, arrived at a July 12 Southampton Swimsuit Show, and claimed to be a photographer, police said.

He snapped photos of the models, and also hid a camera in their dressing room, police said.

After an investigation, police arrested Ligouri. He was charged with four felony counts of illegal surveillance and three counts of attempted surveillance. He is being held in lieu of $32,000 bail, authorities said.

Ligouri also was arrested earlier this month in Center Moriches on charges of flashing a clothing store clerk while wearing a skirt.

Ligouri's first brush with the law came in 1998, when he was arrested by federal authorities for trafficking in child pornography, said a prosecution spokesperson.

All models now have protection orders against the photographer.