New charges added to UCF video voyeurism suspect

Ragasa tampered with air conditioning unit to hide camera, police say

ORLANDO, Fla. – The University of Central Florida police filed new charges Wednesday against a student they said recorded someone in the bathroom and a second victim at an off-campus apartment.

Police said Shaun Anthony Ragasa, 19, tampered with an air conditioning unit to hide a camera and record a victim inside an apartment at The Pointe at Central apartment complex. Police have contacted the second victim, and they said they want to press charges against Ragasa.

Ragasa, a nursing-pending major, was arrested Sunday, after police said he recording a student in the bathroom at UCF’s Student Union on Jan. 18.

Officers said the victim from the January incident confronted Ragasa, who said he deleted the picture.

Officers used the victim's description of the suspect and started investigating, reviewing hundreds of hours of surveillance video to him down.

"They were able to identify certain features and track those features down to be able to identify the suspect," UCF Police Chief Richard Beary said.

Detectives said they found three videos on Ragasa’s cellphone taken from inside an unidentified restroom. Two videos showed an unidentified victim on the toilet and another video was shot from inside a bedroom, authorities said. According to the warrant, Ragasa recorded the victim in the nude.

None of the subject in the videos appear to know that they were being filmed, according to the report.

"The second victim as only identified due to good police work and going through the forensic search of his phone, which lead to us that second victim who didn't even know they were a victim," Beary said.

UCF detectives arrested Ragasa Sunday on one charge of video voyeurism.

Police are searching for other victims they found in videos on Ragasa's phone.

Investigators said there is video of another victim in an unidentified area. Detectives are reviewing that incident and ask anyone who thinks they may have been impacted to call UCF police at 407-823-5555.

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