A Princeton University student has been charged with invasion of privacy after being accused of taking sexually explicit photos of a fellow male student in a dorm room at the Ivy League school after he had fallen asleep, police said.
Richard Charles Tuckwell, 20, an Australian citizen who resides in the Channel Islands, British crown dependencies, surrendered to police late Friday and was released without bail, said Princeton police Capt. Nicholas Sutter.
Tuckwell and the other student, 19, an acquaintance, met at a party Sept. 16, then went to a dormitory, where the younger student fell asleep after drinking alcohol, Sutter said.
Tuckwell is then accused of using his cellphone camera to take sexually explicit photos of the other student without his consent.
The younger student awoke at one point and saw Tuckwell photographing him, police said.
Police said there is no indication the photos were distributed to anyone else by electronic or other means.
Police said they believed Tuckwell is being represented by attorney Arnold Mellk of Princeton. He was in a meeting Monday and not immediately available for comment, his law office said.
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Police said an investigation is continuing into an allegation of sexual assault.
The invasion of privacy charge carries a penalty of up to three to five years in prison, police said.