On Friday, Robert Cicale, a Suffolk County district court judge with a stellar reputation, pleaded not guilty of breaking into his former intern’s house and stealing her soiled underwear. As part of his plea deal, the Cicale was placed on administrative leave and ordered to wear an ankle monitor.
District Court Judge Caught by Intern as He Was Rummaging Through Drawer
Despite pleading not guilty to felony burglary charge, the district court judge admitted entering the 23-year-old woman’s house on more than one occasion to steal worn undergarments.
The event that led to the arrest of Cicale occurred on Thursday, when the 23-year-old woman, who was not named by the authorities but used to be one of Cicale’s interns, called her mother about someone breaking into her apartment.
According to the authorities, the woman woke up to a noise coming from downstairs. As she went to investigate, the woman saw an individual running away with something in his hands.
The individual, later identified as the district court judge, taken into custody and charged with felony burglary.
During his police interview, Cicale told the detectives that it was he who broke into the woman’s house that night. More than that, the district court judge who usually undertakes misdemeanors, admitted entering the woman’s home several times and that he has a morbid fascination with women’s soiled undergarments.
The authorities declared that, at the time of his arrest, the Suffolk County district judge was carrying several pairs of worn underpants he managed to steal from his intern’s home.
Moreover, a search of his apartment revealed a noteworthy cache of women’s underwear. The judge refused to disclose from where he stole the clothing found at his house.
After entering a not guilty plea, Cicale was placed on administrative leave and ordered to wear a GPS ankle monitor. He was later discharged from the county jail after posting a $25,000 bail.