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Archive for Thursday, April 14, 2011

KU police investigating reports of man peeking into women’s showers at residence halls

April 14, 2011

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Kansas University Public Safety officers are investigating three reports of a man peeking into the showers of female KU students this week at Hashinger and McCollum halls, Capt. Schuyler Bailey said.

Bailey said the suspect has been described as a white male, 18 to 21 years old, 6-foot-3, with short, light-brown hair. He was wearing a red shirt, blue jeans and white tennis shoes.

A woman reported a man looked into the shower stall while she was inside it Monday evening at Hashinger Hall in the fourth-floor north women’s restroom, and two similar reports were made Wednesday morning at McCollum Hall in west wing restrooms on the eighth and third floors, Bailey said. Both residence halls are on Daisy Hill, which is near 15th and Iowa streets.

A similar suspect was described to police in all three instances, police said, and the man was accused of opening the shower curtains and briefly watching the women showering. No physical contact was made, and no one was injured, Bailey said.

The man entered McCollum Hall by waiting around the entrance until someone left or entered the dorm to get through the open door, police said.

KU sent out a crime alert on the incidents Thursday morning asking for help identifying the suspect. Anyone with information in the case is asked to call KU Crime Stoppers at 864-8888.

Comments

hujiko 3 years, 8 months ago

I hope they catch this creep quick.

cabella 3 years, 8 months ago

Seems like a harmless "boys will be boys" incident but with this guy already doing this multiple times... he better be stopped.

jhawkinsf 3 years, 8 months ago

Definitely not "boys will be boys" as this behavior frequently escalates into thing much worse and potentially violent.

somebodynew 3 years, 8 months ago

Spoken like the voice of experience ?? (just joking !!)

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ksarmychick 3 years, 8 months ago

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Tara Painter 3 years, 8 months ago

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hujiko 3 years, 8 months ago

As a woman, how do you feel justified saying such things? This creep is stealing their sense of security, how would you feel if a random stranger walked into your home and opened the shower curtain with you behind it? Even if there is no physical contact, it is emotionally stressful on the victims.

PROTIP: if you are going to insult college girls, learn to spell "college"

speak_up 3 years, 8 months ago

So, I suppose you leave your blinds wide open so that people can watch you shower?! Are you saying that you wouldn't mind a stranger coming into your bathroom with goodness knows what intentions? That you wouldn't feel threatened or violated? Not that there is anything wrong with being an exhibitionist, but you have no right to suggest that they should be. You are spoiled by the privacy you enjoy in your own house (that you don't have to share with scores of other people.

John Hamm 3 years, 8 months ago

Troll alert, Troll alert, Troll alert....

Apayne 3 years, 8 months ago

What does being spoiled have anything to do with personal rights? Sure, the boy did no harm, but that doesn't make his actions right. There will always be worst incidents out there, which does not mean you should ignore this perve's actions. Those girls were violated, however minor it was. If anywhere one should feel safe and secure, it should be while in your most vulnerable state: showering.

pagan_idolator 3 years, 8 months ago

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hujiko 3 years, 8 months ago

Big ups to the moderators for removing the insensitive comments in a timely fashion.

I'm hazarding a guess, but I would say most of the people writing distasteful comments have never had to share a public bathroom, and don't realize that most of the women living in the dorms are first-year undergrads living away from home for the very first time in their lives. Victims of sexual crimes however trivial, will endure some stage of emotional duress, and it is not wise to shrug this off so easily as this could very easily escalate to something more malicious.

hujiko 3 years, 8 months ago

Oh yeah, he's totally gender-confused. That's why he opened the door, went straight to the first occupied shower, and pulled back the curtain.

Seriously, this isn't the place for jokes.

akt2 3 years, 8 months ago

Check the registered sex offfender list in the neighborhood.

rockchalker52 3 years, 8 months ago

they're makin' a list & you're checkin' it twice.

akt2 3 years, 8 months ago

Check the registered sex offfender list in the neighborhood.

kernal 3 years, 8 months ago

The LPD has probably already had the victims look at the Douglas County perv list. Could be a new transient in town; I doubt the perp is a KU student.

Paul Hahn 3 years, 8 months ago

It appears to me that he's building a "tolerance" for it. In spite of the obvious risks, he's increasing the frequency of his behaviors in order to make up for the declining "buzz" he gets from it.

He'll either seek treatment or he'll escalate his behaviors to something more intense: prostitution, rape or some other form of perpetration.

Dude, if you are reading this, I'm speaking from experience when I say that you won't be able to stop yourself at some point, and you won't know where that point is until you've gone past it. Seek help.

horseshoehalo1 3 years, 8 months ago

I thought they were supposed to check id's of students entering after hours....

hujiko 3 years, 8 months ago

Only between the hours of 11 PM and 7 AM. All of these incidents have occurred when no ID check was required.

"The man entered McCollum Hall by waiting around the entrance until someone left or entered the dorm to get through the open door, police said."

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