Nurse charged with recording 8 nude patients at doctor's office

Nurse charged with recording 8 nude patients at doctor's office

Nurse charged with recording 8 nude patients at doctor's office

Close was originally charged February 13 with four criminal accounts, according to authorities.

Lower Makefield police say 45-year-old James Close, of Abington, who works at Penn Medicine Dermatology, was arrested on February 13 after a 17-year-old patient noticed a phone on the ground had been recording her while naked. Police said the girl could see the cell phone was recording live video and had been doing so for about 25 seconds while she was in the booth.

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A nurse in Pennsylvania took secret photographs and videos of eight naked patients - including a 17-year-old girl - during appointments at a dermatology office, authorities said. James Close, a 45-year-old licensed practical nurse, was the technician assigned to help the teen during her treatments.

On Monday, prosecutors filed 43 additional charges agaisnt Close stemming from the 18 videos recovered from his phone in the course of the two-week investigation.

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Lower Makefield detectives obtained a search warrant and found 18 videos of women nude or partially nude while receiving light treatment at the facility, according to court records. He faces felony charges of Photographing, Filming/Depicting on Computer as Sex Act of a Child as well as Criminal Use of Communication Facility, Endangering the Welfare of Children and Invasion of Privacy. She was furious at discovering that she was being recorded in the nude and alerted the authorities. She immediately handed the iPhone over to facility staff.

Authorities say three additional videos of the teen were found on Close's phone dating back to January. There are also three more videos of the teen girl. Penn Medicine issued the following statement Tuesday morning: We are appalled at the actions of this former employee and are cooperating fully with the police as they investigate this very disturbing matter. He was to be arraigned on Tuesday but now held at the Bucks County Correctional Facility on a $100,000 bail.

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