Suspected Ripon College Peeper Charged
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RIPON, WI--A Ripon College student in jail for allegedly videotaping women in the shower on campus. Nineteen-year-old Demetrious Moll is charged with two felony counts and has been suspended from school.
Ripon Police say they found 17 inappropriate files on Moll's computer, including many videos of women showering. According to the criminal complaint, Moll says he did to get "pleasure and sexual relief" after a recent breakup with his out of state girlfriend.
"It's a scary thought to think that it could have happened to me," said Emma Jelinek. Jelinek lives in one of Ripon College's all female dorms, where Demetrious Moll allegedly snuck in after hours and held his phone over the shower stalls, videotaping women.
"We go to such a small school we don't think it's going to happen here" said Jelinek.
Police were able to track Moll down after two alleged victims came forward.
"Based on the fact that our investigation is continuing, additional victims will come forward or we will be able to identify victims" said Captain Bill Wallner with the Ripon Police Department.
Police say Moll had been secretly videotaping since the fall, through January. How he got access to those dorms after hours is still under investigation. The dean says a student's key card only opens their dorm after 11 pm. Now, the school has suspended Moll, and banned from campus.
"We place a high value on privacy and the ability of people to feel safe and secure on a residential campus" said Dean of Students Chris Ogle.
Students like Jelinek take comfort in how Ripon College is handling the situation.
"I'm glad he's gone. I would never expected him to have done something like that and it just goes to show you that you can't always trust everybody" said Jelinek.
Moll will be in Fond Du Lac County court on Friday, and unless he's charged with more, he could face up to 7 years in prison.