A Princeton University student has been charged with invasion of privacy after taking sexually explicit pictures of another student while he slept. Richard Tuckwell, 20, a sophomore, allegedly met a 19-year-old male student at a University festival on September 16 and brought him to a dorm room where the 19-year old fell asleep after drinking alcohol.
There, police say Tuckwell took "sexually explicit photographs of the victim without the victim's consent," according the the Daily Princetonian; police say the student woke up while Tuckwell was taking the photographs. Tuckwell, who is an Australian citizen, turned himself in on Friday. Police told the Daily News that they do not think the photographs, which were taken on Tuckwell's camera phone, were distributed to anyone else, but Tuckwell could face up to three to five years in prison if convicted.
The incident at Princeton comes almost exactly two years after Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi committed suicide after roommate Dharun Ravi spied on him via webcam having a sexual encounter with another man; Ravi was found guilty of multiple counts of invasion of privacy and bias intimidation in March, though he was released after 20 days in jail.