Cost of Nude Pictures Rises
And two women are being awarded damages because city detectives forced them to act as nude models: Detectives Richard Vecchio and John Holbert photographed Stacia Lipka, daughter of Angela Bowie, in a state of undress in a hospital room after she was allegedly sexually assaulted. Vecchio also took pictures of Kristina Sellers' breast while she was being processed in a Staten Island stationhouse on charges of leaving the scene of an accident which were later dropped. The city is paying out $77,500 to Lipka and $62,000 to Sellers; Vecchio is giving up $7,500, Holbert $3,000. Vecchio was previously acquitted of criminal charges in both cases and, believe it or not, is now suing the city for false arrest.