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December 31, 2003

Police seek suspect in two voyeurism cases

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue police are looking for a man suspected of spying on women in two campus restrooms Tuesday (12/30).

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John Cox, Purdue University Police Department captain of special services, said a female university employee was using the women's restroom on the second floor of Hovde Hall at noon. She saw a man leaning over the stall wall looking down at her. The victim screamed and ran from the restroom.

At 12:30 p.m., a second female employee was using the women's restroom on the main floor of the Purdue Memorial Union, when she noticed someone wearing a pair of men's shoes standing next to the stall she was in. The victim left the restroom stall and saw a man standing in the adjacent stall. The man attempted to speak to her as she left the room,

The man is described as an olive-skinned male with short, dark hair and an accent. He is approximately six feet tall and weighs between 160 and 175 pounds. He has a thin face and a long narrow nose. He was last seen wearing a tan coat, khaki pants, brown shoes and carrying a soft black briefcase.

Anyone with any information should contact the Purdue Police Department at (765) 494-8221.

Voyeurism is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Writer: Matt Holsapple, (765) 494-2073,

Sources: John Cox, (765) 494-8221,

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096;

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