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Former Security Guard Pleads Not Guilty In Voyeurism Case

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Michael Anderson (Courtesy Middletown Police)

Michael Anderson (Courtesy Middletown Police)

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) _ A former Wesleyan University public safety officers accused of secretly recording a female student in her dormitory pleaded not guilty to voyeurism charges Friday.

Michael Anderson, 34, of Middletown, entered the pleas in Middletown Superior Court, The Middletown Press reported . His case was continued to Sept. 6.

Anderson and fellow security guard Richard Hodge, 35, of Hartford, were charged July 16 with voyeurism with the intent to arouse or satisfy sexual desire and disseminating voyeuristic material. Middletown police allege Hodge admitted to recording the student and sharing the video with Anderson, and

Anderson acknowledged receiving the video from Hodge.

Middletown police have said that one or both of the men spied on the woman by looking through a window of her dorm room from an adjacent building. Court records list the date of the alleged criminal conduct as Jan. 20.

The private liberal arts university fired Anderson and Hodge in April because of the allegations. Campus public safety officers are not sworn police officers and don’t carry guns.

Both men posted $5,000 bail after their arrests.

Hodge is due in court on Aug. 22. He hasn’t entered a plea. A message was left for his lawyer Friday.

In February, a 30-year-old West Hartford man was charged with voyeurism and trespassing at Wesleyan on allegations he video recorded a woman in a bathroom at the Olin Library, the Press reported. Charges are pending against him.
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Information from: The Middletown Press, http://www.middletownpress.com

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