The West Hartford man accused of videotaping a female Wesleyan student in the library restroom last month appeared in court Monday on charges he secretly videotaped a female student using the library toilet last month.
No action was taken, as the case has been continued, according to court records.
Michael T. McKenna, 30, of Maplewood Avenue, West Hartford, faces voyeurism and related charges after police say he was found on Feb. 17 with a camera containing multiple similar video clips.
He was charged with third-degree criminal trespass, breach of peace, and voyeur charges after police summoned to the university's Olin Library by campus security said a student had seen a man filming her with a camera while she used the restroom, according to the report.
Middletown Police Lt. Heather Desmond said an investigation is ongoing to determine if there were any other victims, however, she said, the possibility of finding others is slim. "The problem in identifying victims is if it's just legs and the video is not showing her face," there isn't much evidence to pursue.
Voyeurism in Connecticut is class D felony punishable by up to five years in prison, a fine of up to $5,000, or both.
Police say that on Feb. 17 at 7:55 p.m., the victim entered the bathroom stall. According to police, she heard a recording device beep and saw a pair of feet in black socks in the last stall, began to use the toilet, looked underneath the stall and saw a silver digital camera pointed in her direction, the report details.
An Olympus digital camera and a DVD with 14 videos found on the camera of females using the toilet were confiscated, according to police.
He admitted to officers, the report says, that he uses these videos to share and view on his computer, "is not proud of his fetish, but cannot help it."
An investigation determined McKenna had also been asked to leave the campus of Dartmouth College after being discovered there as a non-student, police indicate.
McKenna is due back in court on March 27 at 10 a.m. He is represented by the Maffeo Law Office out of Waterbury, according to court records.