Video voyeur allegedly taped women in Wayne State bathroom

A video voyeur recording women in the bathroom was arrested at Wayne State University.
A video voyeur on the campus of Wayne State University was arrested.

He is a former student accused of recording women in the school bathroom last fall and has been under investigation since.

A five-count warrant was signed and approved for the man on April 16. He has not been arrested as of yet.

Dave Spencer spoke with Wayne State University police chief earlier in his 30 years on the job he's never encountered anything like this before.

The call to police came from a Wayne State student who had a feeling that someone was taking video of her as she used the bathroom inside State Hall on campus.

Police said the suspect was not using a phone, but had recording equipment.

This didn't happen at a dorm, just a typical busy classroom building with students taking classes. 

"I would not be okay with that, if that were happening," said one female student.

Police say they were at the scene in minutes and took the suspect into custody without a problem. This happened back in September.

"This is the first time I am hearing about it," said a male student.

In fact most students were not aware that this happened at all.

"Now I know not to go to the bathroom here," said one woman.

After months of investigating, the person accused of making these recordings faces four counts of video voyeurism and one count of possessing an eavesdropping device.

A warrant for the suspect issued just this month.

"They usually send out emails about this sort of thing," said one student. "But I guess this time they didn't."

FOX 2 asked police why no e-mail, no text in this case.. We're told because the suspect was caught immediately there was no longer a threat to students therefore didn't fit the criteria of a warning.

"In defense of Wayne State, I always feel pretty safe down here," said one woman. "And whenever any type of problem is happening they rectify it really fast in terms of crime."

Students on campus find the allegations disturbing and disgusting.

"I would definitely say it's creepy," a female student said. "Now I don't want to go to the bathroom anymore."

University spokesperson Matt Lockwood issued this statement:

"Wayne State police responded immediately to a call regarding a former student behaving inappropriately in one of our buildings. WSU PD investigated the situation and made a quick arrest.  

"We feel for the victims of this invasion of privacy and do not tolerate such criminal behavior."

As far as the number of victims in this case is not clear. Police are ready to give out that number at this time.

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