UMD police charge Reisterstown man in on-campus peeping tom case

University of Maryland police arrested a Reisterstown man in connection with an on-campus “peeping tom” incident in a women’s bathroom, according to a release from the department.

Ernest Attakora Marfo, 21, was charged with recording a woman on his cell phone without her consent inside a bathroom in the Biology-Psychology Building on the university’s campus.

A University of Maryland student told police she noticed a cell phone on the floor on the bathroom with the lens pointed in her direction inside the bathroom stall on April 2 just before 5 p.m., according to the release.

“The victim felt uncomfortable and left the bathroom immediately,” the release states. “The victim re-entered the bathroom and questioned the individual who was still in the stall. The individual grabbed his cell phone and left.”

University of Maryland police received a tip about the suspect on April 3. Detectives were able to identify Marfo has the lead suspect in the voyeur incident based on the information provided by a witness. Officers arrested Marfo on April 7.

It’s unknown if Marfo is responsible for a similar peeping tom incident on the University of Maryland campus inside a women’s bathroom in LaPlata Hall. Investigators are looking into a possible connection, a department spokeswoman said.