UConn police have arrested a man accused of videotaping unknowing women while the victims were using the bathroom in the UConn Law School library.
Yiyan Wang, 30, of Hartford, is charged with 15 counts of voyeurism, 1 count of disorderly conduct and 1 count of attempt to commit voyeurism.
Police said on May 13, 2016 they received a complaint from a female who was using a unisex bathroom on the fourth floor of the Thomas J. Meskill Law Library on Elizabeth Street in Hartford. The woman said while she was using the bathroom when someone in the stall next to her stuck an iPhone under the stall and either took a picture or video of her.
According to the arrest warrant application, during the investigation police identified Wang through surveillance video as a person of interest in the case. On July 6, 2016, police approached Wang. Wang initially denied the allegations but eventually admitted to police that he recorded videos of females in the restroom.
Police seized Wang’s phone and laptop. On the phone they discovered 13 videos of females undressing and using the toilet in the unisex bathroom in the law library, dated between June and July 2016.
Police also found clips of a male and female having sexual intercourse. That video appeared to have been shot through a small opening and the couple did not seem to know they were being recorded, according to the application.
Police found similar video’s on Wang’s laptop. Some videos dated back to May 2013.
On October 12 around 6 a.m., Wang turned himself in after learning of a warrant for his arrest. He was held on a $250,000 bond, which was later reduced in court. He is next scheduled to appear in court on November 4, 2016.