'Bet' for job leads to voyeurism arrests
BATON ROUGE - Police charged two men with video voyeurism after they said the pair recorded a woman without her consent performing a sex act as part of a "bet" for a job at a Baton Rouge bar.
Baton Rouge Police arrested 20-year-old Nicholas Gandolfo and 28-year-old Juan Tabora this week. Investigators said Tabora admitted he recorded the video and sent it to Gandolfo.
Police said the 19-year-old female victim met Tabora on June 20 and told him she wanted a job at JL's bar on Bob Petit. The woman said Tabora told her she could have the job if she could get 20 people to show up at the bar that night, or else she would have to perform a sexual act on Gandolfo. Police said the woman agreed.
The victim told police when she arrived at the bar it was closed and only four people were inside, so Tabora told her she'd lost the bet. The victim agreed to "own up" to her end of the deal and went into the bathroom with Gandolfo in exchange for getting the job. The victim said while it was happening she saw Tabora filming her with his cell phone, and she demanded he delete the recording before she left the bar.
On July 12 the victim said she saw the video posted on social media and contacted Tabora, who told her he'd sent the video to Gandolfo. The woman went to BRPD, who brought Tabora and Gandolfo in for questioning. Police said Tabora confirmed the woman's story that he'd taken the video without without her consent, and said he sent it to Gandolfo who wanted to show it to his brother.
Gandolfo met with police but refused to give a statement about the incident.
Both men were arrested and booked into the parish jail. They were given a $7,500 bond each.
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