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Yale student facing voyeurism charges


A Yale sophomore is facing criminal charges, including voyeurism, for allegedly showing a video to his four roommate of himself and his then-girlfriend having sex.

Casper Desfeux, a Copenhagen, Denmark native, told police he recorded the incident without the woman’s knowledge using a camera on his Apple MacBook, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.

The woman, who is also a Yale student, found out about the video from one of Desfeux’s roommates, according to police.

Desfeux, 20, a sophomore residing in Davenport College, told police he activated the camera because he just “wanted to see if it worked.”

Police say the woman brought the charges to prevent the sexually explicit video footage from being disseminated around the university or on the Internet.

The arrest warrant states she was “very emotionally upset” over the incident.

Desfeux was to be arraigned Thursday in Superior Court on voyeurism and dissemination of voyeuristic materials.

Desfeux told Yale police he never sent the video to anyone because, at 45 minutes, it was too lengthy to process. He also said he did not make any still photos from it.

Police have seized the laptop, camera and other items, which are being held in the evidence room of the Yale Police Department until they can be delivered to the state police forensic laboratory for examination, according to the affidavit.

Information from: New Haven Register,

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