Texas ER Doctor Charged With Recording Woman

Two doctors are facing criminal charges tonight -- stemming from an incident that began at a downtown Austin bar. It started as a sexual assault investigation but ended with different charges.

AUSTIN - After a woman told police she woke up in a stranger's West Lake Hills home back in March, prosecutors have charged a Texas ER doctor with invasive visual recording, according to an arrest warrant obtained by KVUE Friday.

Anthony Amoroso, an emergency room physician from College Station faces the invasive visual recording charge, which is a felony.

He and David Miranda, a doctor from West Lake Hills, were both named in police documents related to the March incident.

On March 24, the alleged victim met with coworkers at Little Woodrow's in Downtown Austin, where she started drinking.

She and friends went to a couple of other bars before she and one of those friends decided to leave for the night.

She remembers accepting a ride share on her phone. She told police that her next memories of what happened were that the two men sexually assaulted her, but neither man has been charged in connection to that claim, according to the arrest warrant.

Later, she said she asked Amoroso for a ride back to her vehicle. The victim, who said she was very familiar with Westlake Hills, later performed a "reverse address lookup" on Google to find out who lived at the house. Police said that's how Miranda was identified. 

On March 29, the victim gave her formal statement about the alleged incident to police. 

As Tony Plohetski from KVUE and the Austin American-Statesman reported, an indictment revealed that during the investigation, police searched Miranda's West Lake Hills home. Police said they found morphine and cocaine in his home and charged him with illegal drug possession. Here's his mugshot:

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In April, the victim asked Miranda if he took video or photographs during the incident. "Miranda hesitated and reluctantly stated that he did not take a photo of the victim, but that Amoroso actually took the photo on his cell phone and then sent it to Miranda as a text," the warrant said. Police said Miranda told the victim he deleted the photo.

Police obtained a search warrant on Miranda's phone, and from there identified Amoroso through phone records. Police then obtained a search warrant for Amoroso's phone.

After seizing their phones in June, police said they found a set of videos, which depicted the victim.

Amoroso now faces a charge of invasive visual recording, a state felony.

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