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Man gets 9 months for video

By The Mercury

The Kansas State University student convicted of videotaping his roommate without her knowledge was sentenced Monday to nine months probation with an underlying jail sentence of 90 days.

William Reed, 20, Manhattan, appeared in front of District Judge Meryl Wilson to be sentenced for one count of breach of privacy committed in March 2013.

In April, Reed pleaded no contest to videotaping his roommate with his cell phone while she showered.

During his plea, Assistant County Attorney Barry Disney said the 20-year-old woman noticed the phone while she was in the bathroom.

He said she deleted the video after viewing the footage, which included images of Reed’s face as he set up the phone’s camera and images of the woman as she was in the bathroom.

Disney said the woman confronted Reed about the incident through a text message, and Reed told her it was the first time he had attempted to videotape her, characterizing it as a lapse in judgment.

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