Man ac­cused of post­ing ob­scene videos

Charges list ti­tles of web­site’s clips al­legedly recorded in bath­rooms by ex-SMCM stu­dent

The Enterprise - - Front Page - By JOHN WHAR­TON jwhar­[email protected]­

An Anne Arun­del County man, iden­ti­fied by a pros­e­cu­tor and po­lice re­ports as a for­mer stu­dent at St. Mary’s Col­lege of Mary­land, has been charged with mul­ti­ple of­fenses of pre­par­ing ob­scene web­site videos, with ti­tles about men defe­cat­ing.

Ti­mothy Alexan­der Bin­g­ley, a 20-year-old West River res­i­dent, waived his right to an ar­raign­ment hear­ing this week, on­line court records state, on the charges filed last month by the St. Mary’s State’s At­tor­ney’s Of­fice. Each vis­ual sur­veil­lance of­fense and prepa­ra­tion of a web­site video, with ti­tles such as “Cute Guy Takes a Gassy Poop” and “Un­der­stall Spy 2,” oc­curred at the col­lege, the charg­ing pa­pers state, be­tween De­cem­ber 2017 and May of last year.

An em­ployee at the law firm of the at­tor­ney rep­re­sent­ing Bin­g­ley said Wed­nes­day that no com­ment could be made about the mat­ter. A woman an­swer­ing a phone call late that af­ter­noon to Bin­g­ley’s fam­ily res­i­dence said Bin­g­ley would not be dis­cussing the case.

Bin­g­ley faces a hear­ing and trial in March on a 17-count bill of in­for­ma­tion that fo­cuses on seven ti­tled videos. An in­ves­ti­ga­tion ini­ti­ated last spring by the col­lege’s pub­lic safety of­fice, how­ever, led to the dis­cov­ery and re­view of 90 posted videos, ac­cord­ing to St. Mary’s sher­iff’s of­fice re­ports, stat­ing they in­cluded “videos the sus­pect took of him­self defe­cat­ing with a close-up cam­era … [and] videos the sus­pect took of oth­ers as the[y] defe­cated in bath­room stalls. There are a

to­tal of 56 videos of other peo­ple defe­cat­ing.”

Com­ments posted on the web­site made it “clear that the videos are in­tended for sex­ual grat­i­fi­ca­tion,” a sher­iff’s of­fice re­port states, and the in­ves­ti­ga­tion de­ter­mined that most of the videos were made in bath­rooms in the Prince Ge­orge’s dor­mi­tory and near the col­lege’s cafe­te­ria cen­ter, and one video made in the school’s li­brary bath­room.

Dur­ing po­lice ques­tion­ing, the sher­iff’s of­fice re­port states, the sus­pect, who was a first-year stu­dent at the col­lege, “stated he would wait in the bath­room stalls for hours un­til some­one would come in to defe­cate in a stall next to him so he could film it.”

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