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Ex-George Mason Professor Accused of Secretly Recording Sex With Student



    Former GMU Professor Accused of Secretly Videotaping Sex Act With Student

    A George Mason University professor was arrested in Virginia for secretly videotaping himself involved in sex acts with a student. He's charged with a misdemeanor. Professor James Feldkamp was arrested last year. The incident allegedly occurred in September 2016. News 4's Meagan Fitzgerald reports. (Published Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017)

    A George Mason University professor – and former Navy commander and FBI special agent – allegedly secretly recorded a sexual encounter with a student, according to Arlington Police.

    Adjunct Professor James Feldkamp, 53, had a consenting sexual relationship with the student, but she never consented to him recording their encounters, police said.

    In September, the student saw a camera inside Feldkamp’s apartment in the 3000 block of South Randolph Street and viewed video of them having sex.

    He downplayed the recording like it wasn’t a big deal, and she contacted police the next day.

    "We got a search warrant and found one encounter with the woman in the camera," said Ashley Savage of Arlington Police.

    Police arrested Feldkamp in November after several weeks building a case.

    Feldkamp met the student on campus, but she wasn’t one of his students at the time of the incident, Savage said.

    Feldkamp worked at GMU for the past eight years, teaching a specialty course on the theory and practice of terrorism, but a university spokesperson said he doesn't work there anymore.

    The university is cooperating with the investigation.

    Feldkamp has not returned requests for comment.