Ithaca Police Department responded to the America’s Best Contact and Eyeglasses store, at 748 South Meadow Street, regarding a complaint of a male exposing his genitals to children, according to a press release. The police investigation found an employee, Nicholas Vicioso, age 24 of the Town of Ithaca, NY, exposed himself and masturbated in the presence of two young children while he was performing a medical examination. Investigators believe this is not an isolated incident.
Vicioso was taken into custody on the scene and was later charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, and one count of public lewdness. He was arraigned in the Ithaca City Court and was remanded to the Tompkins County Jail on $4000 cash / $8000 bond. A police investigation revealed this wasn’t likely an isolated incident.
Police investigators are asking anyone who believes they may have information or have been a victim of this conduct to contact the Ithaca Police Department Criminal Investigation Division. People are encouraged to call the Criminal Investigation Division at 607-272-9973, extension 1 or send them an email at IPDinvestigations@cityofithaca.org. For anyone looking to remain anonymous, they can contact the anonymous tip line at www.cityofithaca.org/ipdtips.