Freshman films girls in bathroom

University of Vermont freshman Jordan Yarosh, 18, of Merrick, N.Y. was arrested for allegedly filming students in Sichel Hall restrooms, UVM Police Chief Gary Margolis said.Yarosh, a resident of Sichel Hall on Trinity Campus, used an alarm clock with a hidden camera from Sharper Image that he received at the end of the summer in 2007 to film “female residents getting undressed without their knowing,” according to the police affidavit.Yarosh told police that he had a “different personality” when he used the camera and also mentioned “he knew this part of him was ‘sick,'” according to the affidavit.The camera was discovered because “somebody thought what they were looking at was suspicious and as a result we were able to take that and make an arrest,” Margolis said.Yarosh was arrested on Monday, Feb. 25 and charged with three counts of voyeur?ism, Margolis said. Yarosh is “suspended” and “no longer affiliated with the University.”According to the affidavit, Yarosh used his Mac PowerBook G4, one of two computers that police confiscated from his room, to connect to the alarm clock camera and download the images.Yarosh filmed girls in the bathroom without their clothes around four to five times but “not more than seven,” according to the affidavit.Yarosh and his family were unavailable for comment.”I am speechless,” Sarah Bicknell, a freshman Trinity resident said. “People are sick and I don’t know why anyone would want to see that.”According to the affidavit, when asked if he used the images for sexual gratification he responded that yes he did and said, “What other ‘use would you get out of it?'”Yarosh indicated that he never shared the images with anyone, according to the affidavit.Assistant Residential Director for Trinity Campus, Hannah Roberts, was on duty when Yarosh’s RA from Sichel called to report the incident, according to Roberts.”I spoke with Jordan and then he ended up talking with the [UVM Police] officers,” Roberts said.Roberts said she was also involved with “a number of other Residential Life officials and other officials on campus [who met ]with the students in that building earlier this week to talk about how everyone was feeling and things of that nature.”Students on Trinity are still working to get over the shock of something like this happening in their small community.”I am a little bit shocked,” said UVM freshman Eric Churchill who lives in Ready Hall, which is right next to Sichel. “It surprises me that it happened right here in the building adjacent to mine. When I first heard, I thought it was a joke a friend was playing on me.””It’s really scary because we are living with these people,” freshman Alex Williams said.Yarosh will appear in Chittenden District Court on March 19.