The University student arrested on Sept. 11 for attempting to snap photos of a female student while she was taking a shower was charged with voyeurism with malice and disorderly conduct this past Monday, Oct. 22, in the Middlesex Superior Court.
The student, Robert Rotaru ’15, also applied for accelerated rehabilitation and is set to appear in court on Dec. 3 to discuss whether or not his placement in the program is possible. According to The Middletown Press, if Rotaru enters the program he will be placed on a probationary period of no more than two years. Upon successful completion of the program, the charges against him will be dismissed at the end of the probationary period.
The original incident occurred on Sept. 11, when a female student went to take a shower at 8:30 a.m. in a co-ed bathroom facility in the 156 High Street dorm. She reported that she was aware a male student was showering in the stall next to her, but that he began to shut the shower off and on, eventually reaching under her stall with a cell phone in an attempt to capture photos of her.
“She asked him what he was doing and he replied ‘I’m sorry’ before leaving the bathroom, according to the police,” an article by NBC Connecticut read.
The Middletown Press reported that Rotaru allegedly admitted to taking four pictures: two of his own hand and two of the female student up to her thigh.
Rotaru was released on $10,000 bond and pled not guilty in court the next day.