LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana — A Louisiana appeals court has ruled prosecutors can use photos and other evidence taken from cameras and CDs found in the truck and home belonging to a Lake Charles gynecologist accused of video voyeurism.
The American Press reports (http://bit.ly/123NujE ) that the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal this week denied a writ by LaFuria seeking to have the evidence thrown out because of search warrant issues.
LaFuria is charged with 186 counts of video voyeurism, 78 counts of sexual battery and five counts of molestation of a juvenile. He allegedly took photos of patients' genitals without their knowledge.
District Judge David Ritchie ruled in December the evidence was admissible. LaFuria appealed.
Defense attorney Glen Vamvoras says he will appeal to the Louisiana Supreme Court.
LaFuria remains free on $1.29 million bond.
Information from: American Press, http://www.americanpress.com