Man to Serve 1–3 Years for Up-Skirt Videos Taken in White Plains

Jose Piedra of Sleepy Hollow was sentenced today after he pleaded guilty to a felony charge in September.

A Sleepy Hollow man has been sentenced to serve one to three years in prison for using a cell phone to record video under the skirts of White Plains shoppers without their knowledge.

Jose Piedra, 48, pleaded guilty in September to second-degree unlawful surveillance, a felony, after he was accused of shooting video under women's skirts in 2011. Store security at Target in White Plains observed Piedra suspiciously walking around the store and recording video on Aug. 22, 2011.

Police responded and arrested Piedra in the store. Security told police that Piedra had attempted to record the privates of another woman while police were looking for him.

Police used a search warrant to check Piedra's phone, where they found several compromising video clips of at least three woman, according to the Westchester District Attorney's Office.

After serving his prison term Piedra, of 18 Kimball Ave., will have to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registry Act.

Assistant District Attorney Michelle Lopez, deputy chief of the Sex Crimes Bureau, prosecuted the case.


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