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Penn State police arrest man accused of recording women showering in dorm bathroom

Authorities at Pennsylvania State University arrested a man accused of recording women who were showering in a dorm at the university earlier this month.

Xinyu Li, 24, is charged with two counts of criminal trespassing and two counts of invasion of privacy by viewing or photographing a person without consent after he allegedly snuck into a Penn State dorm and recorded two women using the dorm’s showers, according to Centre County records.

Around 8:26 p.m. on Oct. 7, the first female victim was showering on the third floor of Hamilton Hall when she noticed a person standing next to the stall she was in, according to a criminal affidavit from Penn State University police. The victim then noticed “a cell phone above the top of a shower stall,” the affidavit states.

“The phone went away and came back up. The person started to run away. The victim stated the suspect ran out of the bathroom and down the hallway,” the complaint reads.

Penn State did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital, but a spokesperson for the school told that “[t]he safety of [its] campus community is always Penn State’s top priority.”

“[W]e are grateful that University Police and Public Safety was able to identify the person believed to be responsible for these disturbing incidents,” spokesperson Jacqueline Sheader told the outlet. “UPPS, alongside numerous other departments and partners, work hard to develop and nurture the safest possible environment and to provide security services for students, faculty, staff and visitors. UPPS reminds the community that following critical safety protocols — such as not permitting unknown individuals access to residence halls — are important to help to keep our campus safe.”

Audrey Conklin is a digital reporter for Fox News Digital and FOX Business. Email tips to or on Twitter at @audpants.


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