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Man pleads guilty to secretly videotaping woman in Aurelius

A Cayuga County man has admitted to secretly videotaping a woman at her home in Aurelius.

Nicholas Townsend, of Cayuga, pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree unlawful surveillance, a class E felony.

During his plea, the 24-year-old told Judge Mark Fandrich that he hid his cellphone in a woman’s bedroom closet and recorded her without her consent.

Townsend was arrested in February and released from jail on $1,000 cash bail. He could face up to four years in prison, however, Fandrich agreed to sentence Townsend to no worse than six months in Cayuga County Jail and five years probation. In addition, Townsend may be required to register as a sex offender.

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