2nd Student Reports Dorm Shower Voyeurism Incident at UMD

A female student at the University of Maryland said a man spied on her in a dorm shower – the second voyeurism case reported at the school in just a six-day span.

In the more recent incident, the victim was showering in a women's bathroom at Cumberland Hall between 5:35 and 5:40 p.m. Thursday, said the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD).

The student was inside a shower stall when she saw someone's red-and-white shoes outside the exterior curtain, facing the shower, UMPD said. When she opened the interior curtain to get something, she saw the exterior curtain was pulled slightly open, showing that a man was looking in.

The student shrieked, and the man said he was sorry and ran from the bathroom, UMPD said.

A witness told UMPD that a man ran out of the bathroom at approximately 5:40 p.m. He was about five feet, five inches tall, with shorter black hair and an average build, and was wearing cargo shorts, a short-sleeved shirt and red-and-white shoes.

The man was last seen getting on an elevator.

UMPD is investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 301-405-3555.

A similar incident occurred Oct. 9. In that case, a student was in a shower stall in another dorm, Wicomico Hall, at about 9 p.m. when she saw a cellphone over the top of the shower stall, capturing video footage of her.

She yelled at the man and told him to leave, and he did.

There is no description of the suspect in the first case.

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