Additional warrant filed for student facing video voyeurism charge

An additional arrest warrant was signed Tuesday in regards to University of Central Florida student Shaun Anthony Ragasa, 19, who was arrested Sunday on video voyeurism charges, according to the UCF Police Department.

The initial voyeurism incident occurred Jan. 18 in a men’s restroom located in the Student Union. Using video surveillance, police were able to identify Ragasa, who denied the allegations when confronted by UCFPD.

During the investigation of the original case, detectives discovered additional video footage that was allegedly taken inside an off-campus residence without the knowledge of the person who was recorded, according to UCF News & Information Assistant Director Courtney Gilmartin.

A forensic review of Ragasa’s phone showed a number of videos supporting the victim’s accusations. The second victim has elected to press charges.

The second video found is said to have been taken on Feb. 1 and it is believed that Ragasa tampered with an air conditioning vent to gain a better visual of the victim.

Ragasa, a nursing-pending major, has not had any contact with possible patients or hospitals through UCF’s College of Nursing according to UCF’s News & Information.

The charge of video voyeurism is classified as a third-degree felony in the state of Florida when committed by a person over the age of 19.

UCFPD is continuing to look into an additional video found on Ragasa’s phone of an unidentified person in an unknown location.

Both victims were offered the support of UCF Victim Services, as well as given information on campus support resources such as UCF Cares and Counseling and Psychological Services.

“In today’s world, you have to pay attention to your surroundings all the time,” UCFPD Chief Richard Beary said at a news conference held Wednesday. “[These cases] are invasive, they’re illegal, and I think what this case shows is that if it’s brought to our attention—even if we have sketchy details—we’re going to follow up until we find who’s responsible and hold that person accountable for their actions.”

UCFPD detectives ask that if anyone believes they could have been impacted by this type of crime that they call UCFPD at 407-823-555.

Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly spelled Ragasa’s name as Regasa. (2/17/17)

Originally published Feb. 16, 2017

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