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Alleged peeping tom arrested for recording in JHU women's bathrooms

Suspect convicted in past at Towson U
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Posted at 8:59 AM, Feb 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-18 10:15:14-05

BALTIMORE (WMAR) — A man was taken into custody for allegedly using a camera inside women's bathrooms on the campus of Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Police confirmed 28-year-old Zachary Campbell was arrested Sunday at his home on Craig Avenue on voyeurism charges.

On Friday police were called after a student reported seeing a man with a phone, attempting to film inside the third floor women's bathroom of Hodson Hall.

When officers arrived, campus security had already been chasing the suspect.

According to the police report, the victim said she was still fully clothed attempting to use stall three, when she saw the suspect trying to record from underneath stall one.

The victim was able to run out of the bathroom, and back to class where she notified a friend.

Police wrote that the friend went to the bathroom to see if Campbell was still inside.

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While the friend didn't see Campbell inside the women's bathroom, police say she did find him watching from the opening of the men's bathroom.

The suspect then came out from the men's room said "oh", and fled according to the report.

Both students reported the incident to their professor who called security.

The suspect ended up running into a wooded creek area of the 3200 block of Remington Avenue, followed by a water-filled dark tunnel.

Police and security tried finding him but lost track.

Security believed the suspect was a repeat offender, responsible for a similar incident earlier in the day on the second floor bathroom of Hackerman Hall.

The report indicates police would later use a photo lineup to identify the suspect as Campbell.

This alleged incident is the latest of a long list of similar charges Campbell has faced or been convicted of in the past dating back to 2011.

Three happened at Towson University, according to online court records.

Campbell was last found guilty of a visual surveillance charge in May 2016. In March 2013, he was charged with peeping tom but was acquitted and found guilty of trespassing. Then back in July of 2011, Campbell was convicted of a peeping tom charge.

For this latest case, records show a next scheduled court appearance for March 13.