A man who allegedly filmed himself catching his wife sleeping with her boss is accused of unlawful surveillance and could face prison time if convicted.
Sean Donis, 37, of Clifton, New Jersey, allegedly used his phone to shoot two videos of his wife Nancy sleeping with another man in Rockland County, New York, in April 2016, the Daily Mail reported.
Donis said he was watching the couple’s son while his wife told him she would be meeting friends in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
He noticed his son’s iPad was missing, so he used the “Find My iPhone” app to track down the device when he spotted it in Rockland County.
Donis said he noticed something was amiss, and it confirmed his fear that his wife was cheating on him with her boss, Albert Lopez.
He decided to go to Lopez’s house where the iPad was located and confront them. The door was unlocked, so he allegedly went inside, took out his phone, and filmed his wife and Lopez in bed together.
Nancy, 38, filed for divorce following the encounter. The divorce was finalized in February, court documents show.
Donis received a notice in July stating that a grand jury had indicted him for felony burglary and unlawful surveillance.
“I feel like it’s unjust what they’re doing to me,” Donis told the New York Post. “It’s like I’m being punished twice.”
Lopez told the Post that he was not interested in discussing the incident but noted that Sean “keeps harassing” him over it.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges in August and is due back in court September 20.
Others in the New York area who have been charged with unlawful surveillance in the past two years have either been acquitted of wrongdoing or received a light sentence.
A former wealth manager for Morgan Stanley in Manhattan pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of unlawful surveillance in 2016 and was sentenced to ten days of community service.
In 2015, a New York man was acquitted by a jury after he was accused of spying on hospital patients using a drone.