ITHACA, N.Y. — An employee of America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses on Meadow Street in Ithaca has been charged with exposing himself and masturbating in front of two young children during a medical examination, according to local police.

The Ithaca Police Department has charged Nicholas Vicioso, 24, of Ithaca, with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and one count of public lewdness, both misdemeanors.

Police said in a news release Sunday that they do not believe this was the only incident.

“The police investigation revealed that this was likely not an isolated incident,” IPD said in a statement. “We 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.”

He was taken into custody Saturday and arraigned in Ithaca City Court. He was remanded to the Tompkins County Jail on $4,000 cash or $8,000 bond.

Kelsey O'Connor

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