University of Toronto alters bathroom policy after two reports of voyeurism
The Star 5 October 2015
The University of Toronto has decreased the number of gender-neutral bathrooms in one of its colleges after two women became victims of voyeurism when they were filmed while showering.
Toronto Police Const. Victor Kwong said Monday that two women in separate instances at the Whitney Hall residence reported that they saw a cellphone reach over the shower-stall dividers in an attempt to record them. Police have yet to find any information about the culprit, but the investigation is ongoing.
At least one gender-neutral washroom remains on each floor.
Melinda Scott, the dean of students at University College, said some bathrooms in Whitney Hall have now been designated specifically for residents who identify as men or women. However, several gender-neutral bathrooms remain.
“The purpose of this temporary measure is to provide a safe space for the women who have been directly impacted by the incidents of voyeurism and other students who may feel more comfortable in a single-gender washroom,” said Scott.
Police seek serial Prince William Co. peeper
Washington Top News 14 October 2015
A peeping Tom used a mirror to get a look below a restroom stall this week, and Prince William County police say the details sound familiar.
On Sunday, a 35-year-old woman told police that a man dressed as a woman stuck a mirror under her restroom stall at the Potomac Mills Mall. She had been with her 5-year-old daughter at the time.
After a quick struggle, the man dressed in pink clothing ran away.
In May, a voyeur using the same method tried to peer into a stall at the Walmart in Woodbridge, Virginia.
“We want the citizens to be aware that there is someone lurking around who is doing these types of [things],” says Prince William County police spokesman Officer Steven R. Mattos.
“The descriptions provided by our victims and from what we’ve concluded in our investigation, the individual is very similar in nature,” he says.
The man is described as white or Hispanic, about 5 feet, 10 inches tall and 220 pounds. He’s between 35 and 45 years old, police say.