FLORIDA NURSE FIRED FOR VIDEO VOYEURISM
On Tuesday, November 24, 2020, a Florida nurse was arrested for allegedly placing a hidden camera in a public restroom at the drug rehab facility where he worked. Davidson Rozier, age 33, of Lauderhill, was charged with video voyeurism, the act of secretly recording someone in an intimate state, without permission, usually for purposes of sexual interest or gratification.
According to the arrest report, the investigation began in early January when another employee at 1st Step Behavioral Health in Pompano Beach, found a small camera hidden inside a box of tissues. It had been placed on the back of a toilet in the rehab clinic’s unisex restroom. When clinic managers reviewed the footage, they saw Rozier’s face and badge as he set up the camera. Rozier was immediately fired that same day. 1st Step Behavioral Health is a licensed dual-diagnosis long-term care facility that focuses on physiological rebalancing of the individual through medical, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual care.
Davidson Rozier’s nursing license was suspended, two days later, when the rehab center reported Rozier to the Department of Children and Families and Florida Department of Health. He had worked at 1st Step Behavioral Health since July 2018. Upon review of the video footage, investigators found images of at least one person who was filmed unknowingly while using the bathroom.
According to Florida Statute 810.145, the most basic charge of video voyeurism occurs when an individual:
“For his or her own amusement, entertainment, sexual arousal, gratification, or profit, or for the purpose of degrading or abusing another person, intentionally uses or installs an imaging device to secretly view, broadcast, or record a person, without that person’s knowledge and consent, who is dressing, undressing, or privately exposing the body, at a place and time when that person has a reasonable expectation of privacy.”
Healthcare facilities have an obligation to make sure their providers are helping, not harming their patients. Someone who violates patients’ rights has no place working in the nursing field. Any facility in which such a crime is committed must take responsibility for failing to properly screen potential employees and safeguard their patients.
Horowitz Law represents victims who were sexually abused and exploited in a healthcare facility. If you or a loved one was sexually abused, raped or sexually molested by a nurse, doctor or health care professional or administrator, contact our law firm at 888-283-9922 or send an e-mail to sexual abuse lawyer Adam Horowitz at [email protected] for a free consultation.