Campus Safety announced Monday afternoon that the Colorado Springs Police Department has arrested a man in connection with a number of Peeping Tom incidents in Loomis Hall bathrooms last week.
Jason Newton, Campus Resource Officer, conducted a follow-up investigation and identified Andrew James Browning, 24, as the man who allegedly spied on two female students in Loomis, Campus Safety said.
“On Thursday last week Colorado College Campus Safety received a tip that the male in the photos that CC released looked like a male named Andrew Browning that they knew on Facebook,” police spokesman Barbara Miller said. “Officer Newton was able to find his page and track him down and arrest him earlier today.”
Browning has been charged with 11 offenses, including three counts of second-degree burglary, three counts of first-degree criminal trespass, three counts of second-degree criminal trespass and two counts of invasion of privacy.
Browning has been booked into the El Paso County jail in lieu of $110,000 bail, according to jail log records.
Last Sunday evening, Campus Safety sent an all-campus timely warning email to the community outlining two instances where a man had walked into a women’s bathroom in Loomis and peered in on a female student showering.
The first incident took place last Saturday night when a female student who was showering around 10 p.m. noticed someone watching her through a crack in the shower door. Then last Sunday afternoon, another female student reported that she walked into a bathroom and saw a man holding a phone at the top of a shower stall, the College said.
After analyzing surveillance footage in accordance with student reports, Campus Safety believed they were looking for one suspect who was responsible for both incidents.
“Subsequent to the timely warning being issued, several students notified Campus Safety that they though that has seen an individual matching the description in the timely warning, helping us narrow the time frames and locations that the suspect entered or exited the facilities,” Campus Safety said in an email Monday.
Surveillance video from Loomis showed the subject loitering briefly in the lobby area, pretending to use his cell phone and waiting to enter the elevator when someone else exited, giving him access to the building without a Gold Card.
On another occasion, Campus Safety said, the suspect entered the lobby behind two students, appearing to be part of their group when they entered the elevator in the lobby.
Mike Edmonds, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students, informed parents of the incident in an email, asking them to reiterate risk reduction tips to their children.
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