Student Barred from UD for Installing Hidden Camera in Roesch Library Bathroom

Sean Newhouse 
Online Editor-in-Chief

A hidden camera was discovered in a Roesch Library bathroom (cover photo) in October, according to Public Safety. Courtesy of University of Dayton 

Public Safety informed the UD community this afternoon that a student has been barred from campus for allegedly installing a hidden camera in a unisex restroom on the second floor of Roesch Library.

The hidden camera was discovered on the evening of Oct. 28 by a library patron, and the suspect was identified soon after, according to the email.

Public Safety is looking to identify six individuals who were recorded by the hidden camera so that “appropriate charges can be filed to hold the responsible individual accountable.”

Individuals who may have used a restroom on the second floor of Roesch Library between 9:30 and 10:45 p.m. on Oct. 28 have been asked to contact Public Safety at 937-229-2799 or pub.safety@udayton.edu.

Public Safety said there is no evidence that any photograph or recording from the hidden camera has been uploaded to the Internet or shared with others. According to the email, university staff also “conducted a sweep of locations frequented by the suspect and found no additional hidden cameras.”

The email did say, however, that Public Safety is investigating whether people may have been photographed or filmed at other locations on campus without their knowledge. Public Safety said they will reach out to individuals who this may affect.

If you have additional information about this incident, or notice a “suspicious device in a restroom or other location” on campus, contact Public Safety at 937-229-2799.

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