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December 10, 2012

Purdue investigating reported voyeurisms

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Two women in Hawkins Residence Hall reported male intruders in women's bathrooms in the past week.

On 10:30 a.m. Wednesday (Dec. 5), a male student was spotted leaving the women's bathroom. He appeared to be Asian, had hair dyed yellow and was wearing burgundy pants. At 1:20 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 9), an intruder, who also appeared to be Asian, waved what appeared to be a smart phone over the top of the shower stall where a student was bathing. He had black hair and wore a dark blue sweatshirt with a white design on the back.

The Wednesday case was brought to attention of the police while they were investigating the Sunday incident.

Students must be at least 20 years old to live in Hawkins, which is co-ed. Each resident has a card key for access to all side and tunnel entries and an employee is at the front desk 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The residence hall staff will be increasing their visibility and asking residents to report any suspicious behavior or unescorted guests. Purdue police ask anyone with information about these or other incidents to contact them.

Writer:  Jeanne Norberg, 765-494-2077, jvnorberg@purdue.edu

Source:  Capt. Steven Dietrich, Purdue University Police Department, 765-494-8221, srdietrich@purdue.edu