UPDATED: April 7, 2014 7:53 p.m.
LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — University of Maryland Police has made an arrest in the peeping tom incident that occurred inside a women’s bathroom at Biology-Psychology building just before 5 p.m. Wednesday.
The man has been identified as 21-year-old Ernest Attakora Marfo, of Reisterstown, Md.
The first incident occurred around 4:43 p.m. Wednesday when a woman working for the university spotted a man inside the women’s restroom at the Biology-Psychology building, police say. A similar incident at LaPlata Hall was reported by a female student roughly four hours later at 8:47 p.m., campus authorities say.
A female UMD employee went to use the bathroom at Biology-Psychology building, when she noticed a cell phone on the floor with the lens portion pointed towards her direction inside the bathroom stall. The woman felt uncomfortable and left the bathroom immediately.
The woman re-entered the bathroom and questioned the man who was still in the stall. The man grabbed his cell phone and left.
On Thursday, UMPD detectives say they received information regarding a possible suspect in the Biology-Psychology peeping tom incident. On Monday, detectives followed up with the information and confirmed that the possible suspect was responsible for the incident that occurred inside the women’s bathroom.
UMPD officers arrested Marfo and charged him with visual surveillance, disturbing activities at a school or college, and molesting or threatening students or school personnel.
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